overwrought

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Past participle of overwork; see wrought.

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overwrought (comparative more overwrought, superlative most overwrought)

  1. Excessively nervous, excited, tense, angry, anxious, or upset; overemotional; very uneasy.
  2. Elaborate; overdone.

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