histrionic


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  1. of or relating to actors or acting.
  2. deliberately affected or self-consciously emotional; overly dramatic, in behavior or speech.

noun

  1. an actor.

adjective

  1. excessively dramatic, insincere, or artificialhistrionic gestures
  2. rare dramatic

noun

  1. (plural) melodramatic displays of temperament
  2. rare (plural, functioning as singular) dramatics
adj.

“theatrical” (figuratively, “hypocritical”), 1640s, from Latin histrionicus “pertaining to an actor,” from histrio (genitive histrionis) “actor,” said to be of Etruscan origin. The literal sense in English is from 1759.

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