Definition of overdecorated in US English:



  • Decorated in an excessively elaborate style.

    ‘an overdecorated summer home’
    • ‘Over the past 10 years, the taste for buying and displaying large and overdecorated Victorian tea services is gone.’
    • ‘Even when we were alone in the sadly passé, overdecorated room, they wouldn't let Reg smoke.’
    • ‘The walls are still not over-decorated, but in later temples this changes.’
    • ‘Their natural habitats are over-decorated dining rooms with big reputations, outrageous prices, and food that makes you expect Louis XIV's imminent arrival.’
    • ‘You're picturing me sitting in front of an over-decorated Christmas tree, wearing a paper hat and a woollen sweater, as I closely examine an unfolded train timetable, aren't you?’
    • ‘The intrepid might find space in an overcrowded, over-decorated bus to go to Moro, the fly-ridden local market town.’
    • ‘It was quite possibly the most over-decorated Chritmas store I have seen outside of the USA.’
    • ‘Choose something simple and not overdecorated or detailed, but which will make your bridesmaids look elegant, sophisticated and feminine.’
    • ‘In the fabricated world of his horror folk tales, everything is over-decorated and symbolic.’
    • ‘What kind of fashion accessories should men wear in order to look stylish, without looking over-decorated and tacky?’
    • ‘Although the gate looks overdecorated, there's nothing oppressive about it, perhaps because of its pleasing proportions.’
    • ‘She dies in a London hospital, having been separated for the past 20 years from twin Edie, whose life now is contained in an overdecorated suburban faux Tudor home outside Chicago.’
    • ‘By today's decorative fashions it is overformal, overflowery, overdecorated, overfond of soft furnishings.’
    • ‘We don't go for gaudy over-decorated Mary-figures in crowns, or bleeding hearts, or stuff like that.’
    • ‘He knows what it is like to sit in those solemn over-decorated rooms and see the same sort of business cross his desk.’
    • ‘Graceland is no stately home befitting a king, it's an ordinary mock-colonial, over-decorated to within an inch of its life.’
    • ‘The contrast between what one writer has called 'the gilded creatures of high society posturing in the over-decorated rooms upstairs' and the underlings toiling desperately in the kitchen below is still striking.’
    • ‘Some will find the rooms over-decorated, the service over-confident, and the cappuccino truly appalling.’
    over-elaborate, over-embellished, over-ornate, overdone, overworked, busy, cluttered, laboured, strained, florid
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