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overwrought

Synonyms of overwrought in English:

adjective

  • 1 she was too overwrought to listen
    tense, agitated, nervous, on edge, edgy, keyed up, worked up, high-strung, neurotic, overexcited, beside oneself, distracted, distraught, frantic, hysterical
    informal in a state, in a tizzy, uptight, wound up, het up, strung out
    [Antonyms] calm
  • 2 the painting is overwrought
    overelaborate, overornate, overblown, overdone, contrived, overworked, strained
    [Antonyms] understated
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