overwrought

Definitions


[əʊvəˈrɔːt], (Adjective)

Definitions:
- in a state of nervous excitement or anxiety
(e.g: she was too overwrought to listen to reason)

- (of a piece of writing or a work of art) too elaborate or complicated in design or construction
(e.g: a pseudo-Gothic church far too overwrought for such a small town)


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Origin:
late Middle English: archaic past participle of overwork




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