Definition of overwrought adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˌəʊvəˈrɔːt//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌoʊvərˈrɔːt//
Excitement, Nervous
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very worried and upset; excited in a nervous way synonym distraught She was still a little overwrought. The child is usually too emotionally overwrought to listen to reason. See related entries: Excitement, Nervous Word Originlate Middle English: archaic past participle of overwork.
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