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
Recent Examples of overwrought from the Web
And while schools — college campuses, even — are rife with horror stories of helicopter parents, the damage from this overwrought behavior is particularly jaw-dropping on the courts and playing fields.
As the Phantom, Icelandic tenor Gardar Thor Cortes sings with richness, power and beauty, though at times too much overwrought theatricality.
The outrage is overwrought, but perhaps inevitable given that Facebook has promoted itself as a guardian of consumer privacy.
But Trump's aides dismissed such predictions as overwrought and said most Americans will hardly notice any impact.
And the half-backwards hat worn by one, and the overwrought hand gestures employed by others hint at some deeper misunderstandings.
The ending, which attempts to meld tragedy and pathos, struck me as overwrought.
An overwrought pregame show hosted by the actor and comedian Kevin Hart fell flat — and reviews of the singer Fergie’s rendition of the national anthem were even worse — so the occasion was by no means perfect.
Anyone who thinks the new women’s movement is a fad, is a momentary phase featuring overwrought ladies temporarily united in anger, is an idiot.
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Origin and Etymology of overwrought
First Known Use: 1638See Words from the same year
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Definition of overwrought for English Language Learners
: very excited or upset
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