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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Too tense and nervous.

Usage examples (37)
  • During the stormy night with 50 campers, the counselors felt overwrought.
  • Adjective : to become overwrought on hearing bad news; an overwrought personality. ,written in a florid, overwrought style
  • Best of all, she's got a playful sensibility that keeps the covers from getting bogged down in overwrought gravitas, no matter the subject.
  • Pleased to see that I was at "overwrought" before J. Hoberman got there. for more
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