Examples of overwrought in a Sentence
The witness became overwrought as she described the crime.
became overwrought when she heard that her child was missing
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American historians, particularly specialists in the Civil War and Reconstruction period, should endeavor to remind Americans of their good fortune, and not fan the fires of overwrought hyperbole.
Albert Brooks’ gentler take on this notion, unless hectic video game fight choreography, repetitive mythology-explaining and overwrought melodrama are your cup of tea.
Add all that together, sprinkle in (slightly overwrought) concern about the new early signing date, and suddenly Oregon was hastily promoting Cristobal.
Vogler’s stories are heartfelt, wise and moving, if occasionally overwrought.
Monday was a reminder, as overwrought as the Kobeland experience could be, there was always plenty of substance to go along with the spectacle: five championships, 33,000 points, meticulous footwork and incomparable shot-making.
The view of Kennedy as a vacillator is unfair and overwrought.
But, however overwrought, the movie addressed something beyond its source.
Her well-meaning but patronizing gesture leads Caroline to an explosive moment, which comes across as overwrought.
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Origin and Etymology of overwrought
First Known Use: 1638See Words from the same year
Synonymsagitated, excited, frenzied, heated, hectic, hyperactive, overactive, feverish
Antonymsaustere, plain, severe, stark, unadorned
Related Wordshyperexcited, overexcited; afire, aflutter, aquiver, atingle; anxious, dithery, edgy, het up, high-strung, hyped-up, hyper, jittery, jumpy, nervy, nervous, perturbed, tense, troubled, uneasy, unquiet, upset, uptight, wired
Near Antonymscalm, collected, composed, cool, coolheaded, placid, serene, tranquil, undisturbed, unperturbed, unshaken, untroubled, unworried
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