What is another word for over-wrought?

821 synonyms found


[ ˌə͡ʊvəɹˈɔːt], [ ˌə‍ʊvəɹˈɔːt], [ ˌəʊ_v_ə_ɹ_ˈɔː_t]

Synonyms for Over-wrought:

How to use "Over-wrought" in context?

When something is over-wrought, it's been worked too hard or is excessively detailed. This can make the object or situation seem artificial or forced, either in design or in sentiment. It can also make it seem ugly or unpleasant. Overemphasis can lead to poor design and a cluttered, unappealing appearance. Too much over-wroughtness can also create tension or urgency where none exists, or lead to confusion or frustration. The word derives from over-the-top, which refers to something that is too much of a departure from the norm.

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