Children's, Intermediate and Advanced Online English Dictionary & Thesaurus

Comprehensive
Dictionary Suite
Help
Help
Help
 
Advanced Dictionary    
Display options
Show syllables
Show Lookup History
Double-Click Lookup
  Show Spanish support
  Show Word Combinations
 
Pronunciation
Wordsmyth
  Phonics
  IPA
 
Entry formats
Standard
  Classic
 
Lookup History
overwrought

o·ver·wrought

overwrought

 
pronunciation:
o vr rawt
parts of speech:
adjective, verb
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: disturbed by excessive worry or agitation.
Hearing about the accident had made him overwrought, and his friend urged him to calm down and go to bed.
synonyms:
agitated, frantic, frenzied
similar words:
excited, flustered, high-strung, hysterical, nervous, perturbed, ruffled
definition 2: excessively decorated.
synonyms:
baroque, busy, flamboyant, fussy, gaudy, ornate, rococo
similar words:
chichi, elaborate, fancy, flashy, florid, luxuriant, showy
 
part of speech: verb
definition: a past tense and past participle of overwork.