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Wordnet 3.0


1. deeply agitated especially from emotion;
- Example: "distraught with grief"
[syn: distraught, overwrought]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Overwork \O`ver*work"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Overworkedor Overwrought; p. pr. & vb. n. Overworking.] 1. To work beyond the strength; to cause to labor too much or too long; to tire excessively; as, to overwork a horse. [1913 Webster] 2. To fill too full of work; to crowd with labor. [1913 Webster] My days with toil are overwrought. --Longfellow. [1913 Webster] 3. To decorate all over. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Overwrought \O`ver*wrought\, p. p. & a. from Overwork. 1. Wrought upon excessively; overworked. [1913 Webster] 2. Extremely agitated or excited; overexcited; -- of people. [PJC]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

overwrought adj 1: deeply agitated especially from emotion; "distraught with grief" [syn: distraught, overwrought]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

126 Moby Thesaurus words for "overwrought": Gongoresque, Johnsonian, affected, aggrandized, amplified, arabesque, ballyhooed, baroque, bedizened, big-sounding, busy, chichi, convoluted, declamatory, disproportionate, distracted, edgy, elaborate, elegant, elevated, euphuistic, exaggerated, excessive, exorbitant, extravagant, extreme, fancy, fidgety, fine, flamboyant, flaming, flashy, flaunting, florid, flowery, frantic, frenetic, frilly, fulsome, fussy, garish, gaudy, grandiloquent, grandiose, grandisonant, high-flowing, high-flown, high-flying, high-sounding, high-wrought, highfalutin, hyperbolic, in a dither, in a tizzy, in a twitter, inflated, inkhorn, inordinate, jittery, jumpy, labored, labyrinthine, lexiphanic, lofty, lurid, luxuriant, luxurious, magnified, magniloquent, meretricious, moresque, nervous, on edge, ornate, orotund, ostentatious, overcome, overdone, overdrawn, overelaborate, overelegant, overemphasized, overemphatic, overestimated, overexcited, overgreat, overinvolved, overlabored, overlarge, overmastered, overpowered, overpraised, oversold, overstated, overstrained, overstressed, overwhelmed, overworked, pedantic, picturesque, pompous, pretentious, pretty-pretty, prodigal, profuse, puffed, rhetorical, rich, rococo, sensational, sensationalistic, sententious, showy, sonorous, stilted, stretched, strung out, superlative, tall, tense, tortuous, touchy, touted, upset, uptight, wound up