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overwrought

adjective over·wrought \-ˈrt\

: very excited or upset

Full Definition of OVERWROUGHT

1
:  extremely excited :  agitated
2
:  elaborated to excess :  overdone

Examples of OVERWROUGHT

  1. The witness became overwrought as she described the crime.
  2. <became overwrought when she heard that her child was missing>

Origin of OVERWROUGHT

past participle of overwork
First Known Use: 1638

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