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Abstract method overrides abstract method

Reports abstract methods that override abstract methods.

Such methods don't make sense because any concrete child class will have to implement the abstract method anyway.

Methods whose return types, exception declarations, annotations, or modifiers differ from the overridden method are not reported by this inspection.

Locating this inspection


Can be used to locate inspection in e.g. Qodana configuration files, where you can quickly enable or disable it, or adjust its settings.

Via Settings dialog

Path to the inspection settings via IntelliJ Platform IDE Settings dialog, when you need to adjust inspection settings directly from your IDE.

Settings or Preferences | Editor | Inspections | Java | Inheritance issues

Configure the inspection:

  • Use the Ignore methods with different Javadoc than their super methods option to ignore any abstract methods whose JavaDoc comment differs from their super method.

Inspection options

Here you can find the description of settings available for the Abstract method overrides abstract method inspection, and the reference of their default values.

Ignore methods with different Javadoc than their super methods

Not selected


By default bundled with

IntelliJ IDEA 2024.1, Qodana for JVM 2024.1,

Can be installed with plugin

Java, 241.18072

Last modified: 18 June 2024