Example sentences for: overwrought

How can you use “overwrought” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • Others call the film's moralizing overwrought, its plot absurd, and Reeves' performance typically bad.

  • The ballads, on the other hand, are overwrought and declarative.

  • In part, the overwrought reaction of the British media reflects their irritation with the holier-than-thou Blair and their impatience, more than a year into his premiership, to catch him out at something . They have longed to show that Blair's New Laborites are as scheming and money-grubbing as the Old Tories were.

  • Joe Morgenstern, the Wall Street Journal ) are outnumbered by the detractors ("hopelessly overwrought and deeply dopey," Richard Schickel, Time ), who say 1) it's not remotely scary; 2) the sarcasm and self-conscious irony grow tiresome; 3) it's permeated with anti-Arab racism; and 4) the mummy isn't a real mummy, he's "a mutating Industrial Light and Magic Special Effect" (David Edelstein,

  • The movie "has, like the killing-machine beast itself, the brutal efficiency of single-mindedness" (Terrence Rafferty, The New Yorker ). Voight's overwrought performance has a "kitschy glory" (Joe Morgenstern, the Wall Street Journal ). It all harks back to the "kind of retro, eek!


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