overwrought overwrought  /ˌoʊ vər ˈrɔt/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) deeply agitated especially from emotion

Usage(s):

  1. In the case of Hillary Clinton's erstwhile supporters, all of these feelings seem overwrought to me.
  2. Then he suggested to the mother that she had only to turn a small knob on the radio to keep her child from getting overwrought.
  3. Indeed, some of the criticisms of his action were overwrought and hysterical.

News

  1. A fresh take on a Father's Day surf and turf feast

    When I think surf and turf, I think rich and overwrought. It's not that I mind big and bold. It's just that I prefer them when paired with fresh and vibrant, especially as we head into summer.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Eureka Times-Standard

  2. For Father’s Day, Classic Surf and Turf With Flavors That Pop

    When I think surf and turf, I think rich and overwrought. It’s not that I mind big and bold. It’s just that I prefer them when paired with fresh and vibrant, especially as we head into summer. So for Father’s Day I decided to rethink the classic surf and turf.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Valley News

  3. A fresh takeon Father's Day surf and turf

    When I think surf and turf, I think rich and overwrought.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Coeur d'Alene Press

Quotes

  1. "Behind the overwrought reaction to enhanced interrogations is a broader misconception about the threats that still face our country," Mr. Cheney says. "You can sense the problem in the emergence of euphemisms that strive to put an imaginary...
    on May 21, 2009 By: Vice President Dick Cheney Source: New York Times

  2. "I wanted a louder sound for this record," Morrissey said at the time of the album's release. "I was introduced to Jerry by a mutual friend. He made me feel very confident. He's not easily pleased and he's not prepared to be overwrought. He...
    on Sep 14, 2008 By: Morrissey Source: RedOrbit

  3. "We're going to resolve those things during the year rather than build up to some overwrought, emotional finale. This is a comedy. All people want is a chance to say goodbye and that we tie up loose ends," Lawrence says, then jokes: "Then...
    on Oct 24, 2007 By: Bill Lawrence Source: USA Today

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