over elaboration

overelaborate

[adj. oh-ver-i-lab-er-it; v. oh-ver-i-lab-uh-reyt]
adjective
1.
excessively or fussily elaborate, ornate, detailed, etc.
verb (used with object), overelaborated, overelaborating.
2.
to render or present with excessive or fussy detail: He so overelaborates his jokes that they lose their humor.
verb (used without object), overelaborated, overelaborating.
3.
to add excessive details, as in writing or speaking: He overelaborates to an extent that his novels must be cut radically before being published.

Origin:
over- + elaborate

overelaborately, adverb
overelaboration, overelaborateness, noun
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overelaborate
 
adj
1.  excessively ornate, detailed, or complex
 
vb
2.  (tr) to detail or develop (an idea, plan, etc) excessively
 
overelabo'ration
 
n

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