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English definition of “overwrought”

overwrought

adjective     /ˌəʊ.vəˈrɔːt/ US  /ˌoʊ.vɚˈrɑːt/
in a state of being upset , nervous , and worried : She was so tired and overwrought that she burst into tears . He was in an overwrought state / condition for weeks after the accident .Becoming too excited and easily upsetAnxious and worried
(Definition of overwrought adjective from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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