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  1. Archaic except in some senses. a simple past tense and past participle of work.

  1. elaborated; embellished.

  1. not rough or crude.

  2. produced or shaped by beating with a hammer, as iron or silver articles.

Origin of wrought

First recorded in 1200–50; Middle English wroght, metathetic variant of worht, past participle of worchen “to work”; see origin at work

synonym study For wrought

2. See worked.

Other words from wrought

  • in·ter·wrought, adjective
  • self-wrought, adjective
  • su·per·wrought, adjective
  • un·der·wrought, adjective
  • un·wrought, adjective
  • well-wrought, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for wrought


/ (rɔːt) /

  1. archaic a past tense and past participle of work

  1. metallurgy shaped by hammering or beating

  2. (often in combination) formed, fashioned, or worked as specified: well-wrought

  1. decorated or made with delicate care

Origin of wrought

C16: variant of worht, from Old English geworht, past participle of (ge) wyrcan to work

usage For wrought

Wrought is sometimes used as if it were the past tense and past participle of wreak as in the hurricane wrought havoc in coastal areas. Many people think this use is incorrect

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