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
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- 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.
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- 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.
Definition of overembellish in:
- The US English dictionary