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1. full of nervous tension; agitated
2. too elaborate; fussy an overwrought style
3. (Fine Arts & Visual Arts / Art Terms) (often postpositive and foll by with) with the surface decorated or adorned
o•ver•wrought (ˈoʊ vərˈrɔt, ˌoʊ vər-)
1. extremely excited or agitated.
2. excessively complex or ornate.
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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
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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.
Overwriting (Computer Science)
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