overembellish

verb
over·em·bel·lish | \ ˌō-vər-im-ˈbe-lish \
overembellished; overembellishing

Definition of overembellish 

: to embellish (something) excessively overembellish a story He overembellished his accomplishments. … doesn't overembellish her melody lines as relentlessly as many of her peers do. —Edna Gundersen et al. … there is left but little wall surface to give the impression of dignity and serenity which a great structure should convey, so we are tempted to overembellish these buildings with ornament … —Cass Gilbert … the sesame blini need work. So do the entrees, which tend to be overworked and overembellished —Alison Cook He's a bit of an intellectual cook, perhaps, and has a tendency to overembellish with too many ingredients. —S. Irene Virbila

Other words from overembellish

overembellishment \ˌō-vər-im-ˈbe-lish-mənt \ noun plural overembellishments
Executive chef David Ross has a tendency toward overembellishment. His best dishes are the simplest ones. The Boston Herald

First Known Use of overembellish

1842, in the meaning defined above

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