overwrought: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (ō'vur-rôt', ō"vur-), [key]
— adj.
  1. extremely or excessively excited or agitated: to become overwrought on hearing bad news; an overwrought personality.
  2. elaborated to excess; excessively complex or ornate: written in a florid, overwrought style.
  3. wearied or exhausted by overwork.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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