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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Her well-meaning but patronizing gesture leads Caroline to an explosive moment, which comes across as overwrought.
Alas, this vein of moony, brooding, overwrought prose is all too common in true-crime memoirs, where authors seem to feel obliged to come up with a backstory that will justify their fascination with a particular crime or criminal.
His story, which is loosely based on the death of his own mother, is not morose or overwrought.
All of that is overwrought, and Trump visited Florida for a couple hours.
The ending is so loaded with overwrought political rhetoric that even a massive tidal wave couldn’t wash away the hackneyed dialogue and unbelievable actions.
Bernstein’s rendering is, by contrast, often emotionally overwrought.
The only tradeoffs come from Samsung’s overwrought software, and having to shove a surfboard into your pocket.
Shadows does seem challenged by such evocative source material, and her vocals are more raw than overwrought as the track reaches its climax.
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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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