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.
Origin of overelaborate
Related Words for overelaboratebeautiful, gilded, glamorous, lavish, sumptuous, sparkling, magnificent, opulent, elegant, fancy, baroque, rococo, gaudy, embroidered, embellish, overdo, color, overstate, distend, lie
Examples from the Web for overelaborate
Historical Examples of overelaborate
We had had two meals, one of which was as totally unnecessary as the other was overelaborate.The Message
Alec John Dawson
"I see," said I—for Mr. Brisher is apt to overelaborate his jokes.Twelve Stories and a Dream
H. G. Wells
It is a work unique, perhaps, in its design, but entirely unfeeling and preposterous in its overelaborate decorations.The Cathedrals of Southern France
It was a Cosway; but a Cosway broadened and without a hint of genteel namby-pamby or overelaborate finesse.Visionaries