Saturday, July 30, 2011

overwrought

overwrought [ OH-ver-RAWT, oh-ver- ]
 adjective ]
 MEANING :
 1. extremely nervous or excited
2. extremely fatigued or over-worked
3. very elaborate
 USAGE EXAMPLE 1 :
 The overwrought employee fell asleep as soon as his head touched the pillow.
 USAGE EXAMPLE 2 :
 Where Coldplay once showcased frontman Chris Martin's straight-ahead sensitive-guy-with-a-broken-heart lyrics and his fragile and overwrought falsetto, the 31-year-old tabloid fave is writing more obliquely here about death and God, love and war, loss and fulfillment.