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Overwrought (agitated; overdone) is considered to be an advanced word, according to the Kaplan GRE Exam Vocabulary in a Box, which includes 500 college- and graduate-level words that frequently appear on the Graduate Record Exam.

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Definition of the adjective overwrought

What does overwrought mean as an attribute of a noun?

adjective

  1. deeply agitated especially from emotion

Alternative definition of the adjective overwrought

adjective

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

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Google previewCrossword Puzzle Dictionary (2015)

by Murali Mohan Hundigam

aroused—stirred Emotionally charged speech—rhapsody Emotionally confused—hung up Emotionally demonstrative—effusive, gushing Emotionally detached and unbiased—dispassionate, objective Emotionally excited— overwrought ...

Google previewThe Oxford Dictionary of Literary Terms (2008)

by Chris Baldick

By extension, 'purple prose' is lavishly figurative, rhythmic, or otherwise overwrought. See also bombast, fustian. pyrrhic A hypothetical metrical unit sometimes invoked in traditional *scansion: it consists of two unstressed syllables (or, ...

Google previewBlumenfeld's Dictionary of Acting and Show Business (2009)

by Robert Blumenfeld

school of artistic and intellectual thought, literature, and theatrical presentation that reacted against classicism and portrayed passionate, overwrought, heightened emotional stories of aspiration, love, ...

Google previewFlip Dictionary (2002)

by Barbara Kipfer

uptight nervous and upset: fraught, overwrought nervous disorder like a phobia , mania, depression: neurosis nervous disorder with fatigue, memory loss: neurasthenia nervous disorder with irregular and uncontrollable muscle movement: ...

Google previewHal Leonard Pocket Rhyming Dictionary (2003)

by Jana Ranson

aeronaut, afterthought, Argonaut, astronaut, cosmonaut, juggernaut, overwrought. -awth (1) broth, cloth, froth, moth, sloth, swath, troth, wroth. (2) betroth, broadcloth, sackcloth. (3) behemoth. MM (1) cause, clause, gauze, hawse, pause.

Google previewDictionary of English Spelling (2005)

by Martin H. Manser

approach overturn to turn or overthrow overview survey overweight weighing more than is normal or healthy overwhelm to engulf or overcome overwork to work too hard overwrought tense; excited oviduct tube through which ova pass from ...

Google previewThe Doubleday Roget's Thesaurus in Dictionary Form (2009)

by Sidney L. Landau

OVERWROUGHT. wry adj. 1 askew, distorted, warped, crooked, bent, twisted, displaced, contorted, deformed, awry. 2 ironic, sardonic, dry, quizzical, mocking, sarcastic, droll, perverse, rueful, satiric, cynical. ant 1 straight, unbent, normal, ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Vibrational Essences

Virgo overwrought: Tourm. paralyzed: Childhood, Sedum, Sunset L. passage: Adjustment Over Time passion: Mondarda, Peonies, Rudb., Wand passive: Cancer past: Aries, Crimson Rose, Leo, Tiger L., Wand peace: Larimar possible: Libra ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Modern Legal Usage (2001)

by Bryan A. Garner

The Overwrought Metaphor MISCUES A. Unintended Word Association B. Misplaced Modifiers C. Remote Antecedents D. Failure to Hyphenate ...

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Overwrought Meaning

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Overwrought
indulgent
melodramatic
emoti onal
one or all of the above
a mass of contradicting
mistakes
fine
the same missteps
in others
intolerable. (Vince Gullaci)
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Scrabble value of O1V4E1R1W4R1O1U1G2H4T1

The value of this 11-letter word is 21 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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