Definition of overembellish in English:

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overembellish

Pronunciation: /ˌōvərəmˈbeliSH/ /ˌ-em-/

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
  • In the past she cleverly stayed ahead of the game by overembellishing the dresses and decking them in fur.
  • Wilson may be guilty of overembellishing his case on several minor points, but on the central question he brought up he was right.
  • Whilst a cynic might argue it was all a little over the top, the overall impression was that the speeches didn't over-embellish the man or his achievements.

Derivatives

overembellishment

noun
Example sentences
  • She wrote succinctly and on-topic without overembellishment.
  • Her designs are deceptively simple, allowing the action to proceed without over-embellishment.
  • He rarely engages in the hyperbole or overembellishment so characteristic of many sportswriters.

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: o·ver·em·bel·lish

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