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  • adj. pretentiously or ostentatiously decorated.
  • adj. cluttered


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  • A huge, dark, high-ceilinged room, oppressively overfurnished with high-backed leather chairs, carved oaken side tables, tasseled lamps, and sofas with deedle-ball trim.


  • They were hugely overfurnished — massive, darkly oiled pieces, china figurines on every surface.

    What Happened to the Baby?

  • It is overfurnished with two threadbare easy chairs, a matching threadbare sofa, and a coffee table that seems to have been dragged in from the streets.

    Hotel Baghdad

  • To suggest that Brookner is a comic writer might seem perverse; she is, after all, celebrated as the mistress of gloom, the creator of a claustrophobic, overfurnished world in which heat is always oppressive, in which a cup of warm milk offers a welcome conclusion to a slow day of perambulation, in which rejection usually leads to physical decline, and in which anything so robust as physical exercise is roundly condemned.

    The Mistress of Gloom

  • His tiny flat in the Mongkok District of Kowloon was far from overfurnished, but by local standards he lived in luxury: He had no roommates, and his television was the latest Japanese model, with a satellite dish that picked up over two hundred stations from all over the world.

    Typhoon Season

  •       She went back into the hallway, saw Sam in the next room, which was awkwardly overfurnished with a brand-new juvie twin bed on one side and a crib on the other.

    The Debt Collector

  • The room was overfurnished with stuffed cushions and frills, and primitive paintings of Caribbean scenes on the walls.

    Some by Fire

  • He followed him into an overfurnished room and took off his cap.

    Death of a Dentist

  • It was an era that suited her, crude, garish, showy, full of overdressed women, overfurnished houses, too many jewels, too many horses, too much food, too much whisky.

    Gone with the Wind

  • The flat was small and stuffy, overfurnished with secondhand furniture.

    Dragonfly in Amber


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