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overembellish

Line breaks: over|embel¦lish
Pronunciation: /əʊvərɪmˈbɛlɪʃ
 
, -ɛm-
 
/

Definition of overembellish in English:

verb

[with object]
Make (something) too ornate or complicated: use your imagination, but do not overembellish the presentation (as adjective overembellished) you really need oodles of attitude to carry off those overembellished costumes
More example sentences
  • The overembellished coconut cheesecake is bland stuff.
  • The entrees tend to be overworked and overembellished, perhaps a holdover from the chef's stint doing fancy hotel food.
  • I was similarly uncharmed by the promising sounding mini ice-cream sandwiches, which seemed overembellished and not freshly made.

Derivatives

overembellishment

1
noun
Example sentences
  • The speed at which these small pieces of furniture are made leave little room for overembellishment.
  • When acquiring what is essentially a working tool, you should be wary of overembellishment.
  • He rarely engages in the hyperbole or overembellishment so characteristic of many sportswriters.

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