AskDefine | Define overwrought

Dictionary Definition

overwrought adj : deeply agitated especially from emotion; "distraught with grief" [syn: distraught]

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English

Pronunciation

  • (RP) IPA: /.v.t/
  • (US) IPA: /.v.t/ AHD: /ōvər-rôt/
  • (US): IPA: /.v.t/
  • SAMPA: /%@U.v@."r\O:t/

Etymology

past participle of overwork

Adjective

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

Synonyms

Translations

in a state of excessive nervousness, excitement, or anger
elaborate; overdone

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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