overelaborate

adjective
over·elab·o·rate | \ ˌō-vər-i-ˈla-b(ə-)rət \

Definition of overelaborate 

(Entry 1 of 2)

: excessively elaborate an overelaborate plot/plan an overelaborate dinner presentation … creating an overelaborate design at the expense of clarity and readability … —David Baldwin overelaborate and pointless accounts of petty troubles … —Genevieve Stuttaford et al.

overelaborate

verb
over·elab·o·rate | \ ˌō-vər-i-ˈla-bə-ˌrāt \
overelaborated; overelaborating

Definition of overelaborate (Entry 2 of 2)

: to elaborate (something) too much : to do or provide (something) with too much detail, complexity, or ornateness overelaborating [=belaboring] an obvious point … his motivations are overelaborated through too many back stories … —Nathaniel Rich … wasted a host of presentable chances in the second half as they often overelaborated on their way to goal … —James Benge She also knows the art of simplifying … rather than creating an overelaborated mishmash of textures and hues. —Steve Whysall

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Verb

overelaboration \ˌō-vər-i-ˌla-bə-ˈrā-shən \ noun plural overelaborations
Overelaboration should be avoided in constructing graphs. The substance of the graph should be the centre of attraction, not the design graphic … —J. A. John et al.

First Known Use of overelaborate

Adjective

circa 1879, in the meaning defined above

Verb

1899, in the meaning defined above

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