overwrought definition

  • adjective:
    • Excessively nervous or excited; agitated.
    • severely elaborate or ornate; overdone: overwrought prose style.
    • in a state of exorbitant nervousness, excitement, or fury; excessively tight, anxious, or annoyed; filled with feeling, emotional; uneasy
    • fancy; overdone
    • deeply agitated especially from feeling
  • past-participle:
    • Wrought upon exceedingly; overworked.
    • severely agitated or excited; overexcited; -- of individuals.
  • others:
    • Worked way too hard or in excess.
    • worked-up or excited to extra; overexcited: as overwrought feelings, imagination, etc.
    • Worked all-over; covered with ornamental work: as, a garment overwrought with embroidered blossoms.
    • Labored or elaborated to extra; overdone.

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