Exaggerated vs Overwrought - What's the difference?

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Exaggerated is a related term of overwrought.


As adjectives the difference between exaggerated and overwrought

is that exaggerated is that has been described as greater than it actually is; abnormally increased or enlarged while overwrought is in a state of excessive nervousness, excitement, or anger; extremely tense, anxious, or upset; filled with emotion, emotional; uneasy.

As a verb exaggerated

is (exaggerate).

exaggerated

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • That has been described as greater than it actually is; abnormally increased or enlarged.
  • Derived terms

    * unexaggerated

    Verb

    (head)
  • (exaggerate)
  • overwrought

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • In a state of excessive nervousness, excitement, or anger; Extremely tense, anxious, or upset; filled with emotion, emotional; uneasy.
  • Elaborate; overdone.
  • Synonyms

    * (emotional) distraught, overwhelmed, distressed, agitated * (elaborate) ornate, overdecorated

    Antonyms

    * (emotional) calm, collected, composed, laid-back, placid, serene, tranquil, untroubled * (elaborate) austere, bare, conservative, denuded, modest, naked, plain, simple, stark, stripped, uncovered, restrained, subdued, toned-down, unadorned