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.
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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