verb (used with object), o·ver·e·lab·o·rat·ed, o·ver·e·lab·o·rat·ing.
verb (used without object), o·ver·e·lab·o·rat·ed, o·ver·e·lab·o·rat·ing.
Related formso·ver·e·lab·o·rate·ly, adverbo·ver·e·lab·o·ra·tion, o·ver·e·lab·o·rate·ness, noun
Examples from the Web for overelaborate
"I see," said I—for Mr. Brisher is apt to overelaborate his jokes.Twelve Stories and a Dream|H. G. Wells
It was a Cosway; but a Cosway broadened and without a hint of genteel namby-pamby or overelaborate finesse.Visionaries|James Huneker
We had had two meals, one of which was as totally unnecessary as the other was overelaborate.The Message|Alec John Dawson
It is a work unique, perhaps, in its design, but entirely unfeeling and preposterous in its overelaborate decorations.The Cathedrals of Southern France|Francis Miltoun