Definitions for overwroughtˈoʊ vərˈrɔt, ˌoʊ vər-

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

o•ver•wroughtˈoʊ vərˈrɔt, ˌoʊ vər-(adj.)

  1. extremely excited or agitated.

  2. excessively complex or ornate.

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. distraught, overwrought(adj)

    deeply agitated especially from emotion

    "distraught with grief"


  1. overwrought(Adjective)

    in a state of excessive nervousness, excitement, or anger; Extremely tense, anxious, or upset; filled with emotion, emotional; uneasy

  2. overwrought(Adjective)

    elaborate; overdone

  3. Origin: past participle of overwork


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