overwrought


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o·ver·wrought

 (ō′vər-rot′)
adj.
1. Excessively nervous or excited; agitated.
2. Extremely elaborate or ornate; overdone: overwrought prose style.

overwrought

(ˌəʊvəˈrɔːt)
adj
1. full of nervous tension; agitated
2. too elaborate; fussy: an overwrought style.
3. (Art Terms) (and foll by: with) with the surface decorated or adorned

o•ver•wrought

(ˈoʊ vərˈrɔt, ˌoʊ vər-)

adj.
1. extremely excited or agitated.
2. excessively complex or ornate.
[1660–70]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.overwrought - deeply agitated especially from emotionoverwrought - deeply agitated especially from emotion; "distraught with grief"
agitated - troubled emotionally and usually deeply; "agitated parents"

overwrought

adjective
1. distraught, upset, excited, desperate, wired (slang), anxious, distressed, tense, distracted, frantic, in a state, hysterical, wound up (informal), worked up (informal), agitated, uptight (informal), on edge, strung out (informal), out of your mind, keyed up, overexcited, in a tizzy (informal), at the end of your tether, wrought-up, beside yourself, in a twitter (informal) When I'm feeling overwrought, I try to take some time out to relax.
distraught controlled, cool, collected, calm, self-contained, unmoved, dispassionate, unfazed (informal), impassive, emotionless
2. overelaborate, contrived, overdone, flamboyant, baroque, high-flown, ornate, fussy, flowery, busy, rococo, florid, grandiloquent, euphuistic, overembellished, overornate He writes pretentious, overwrought poetry.
Translations

overwrought

[ˌəʊvəˈrɔːt] ADJ to be overwroughtestar crispado

overwrought

[ˌəʊvərˈrɔːt] adja cran, a bout

overwrought

adj
personuberreizt
(= too elaborate) styleuberfeinert, verkunstelt

overwrought

[ˌəʊvəˈrɔːt] adjestremamente agitato/a
References in classic literature ?
This he continued during the whole day with the same result--humiliating disappointment, which overwrought his nerves and made his head ache.
Bravely had she faced the dangers of the mutiny; with heroic fortitude she had looked into the terrible future; but now that the horror of absolute solitude was upon them, her overwrought nerves gave way, and the reaction came.
Her lover must have guessed her overwrought state, and invented some excuse for her non-appearance, for no inquiries were made or calls given.