Verb(1) use too much(2) work excessively hard
Adjective(1) deeply agitated especially from emotion
(1) Amusing at points, but overwrought and contrived for the most part(2) An FBI chaplain answered the phone saying, ‘Her husband's overwrought .’(3) They're derided because of the E-word, and I'd be lying if I said that part of their appeal isn't in the overwrought , baroque delivery.(4) And I still thought the piece from Soul Stories was overwrought and pretentious.(5) I mean, the most overwrought jury in the history of America.(6) On the other hand, the straight-ahead rock, soul and Eurodance is the overwrought work of a man who should know better.(7) It is a giant, overwrought contrivance, a vehicle for communicating the filmmakers' murky and unappealing musings about society and human beings.(8) As he told his story, he appeared overwrought , fatigued and unsure of how to deal with what he characterized as the extreme pressure of national attention.(9) Add to these the author's overwrought imagination, which refuses to settle for the number of persons the vehicle can safely carry.(10) A nasty, overwrought contrived thriller about a woman suspected of bumping off her appalling husband.(11) Racing lately has been surrounded by hysteria, which is one of the most pejorative words in the language, as it was foisted upon us in antiquity by men who had determined that only women became emotionally overwrought .(12) She dismissed the thought as the result of her overwrought imagination, but it was all she could do not to run the last few steps to her cell.(13) She explains that animation was used as a tool to dramatize the passionate, hysterical, overwrought and angry elements of teenagers' lives.(14) Bear in mind I was very tired and emotionally overwrought when I wrote this blog, my imagination may have run away with itself.(15) After a second, I realized she was joking, partly in response to my complaints about the hysterical and occasionally overwrought response to this new disease.(16) He commands this role, speaking in a frenzied bark of orders, put-downs and overwrought egomania.
(1) overwrought :: oorstuur
1. tense ::
2. overelaborate ::
3. distraught ::
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