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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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Relating to the theater, actors or acting. Also: Overacted or melodramatic. Overly dramatic, in behavior or speech.

Usage examples (37)
  • That play was a bit too histrionic for my tastes.
  • histrionic gestures
  • Irrfan we know as a histrionic powerhouse, but here he's playing an action hero.
  • Police indulged in 'histrionic gestures' during investigation of loans-for-peerages allegations, says former aide to Tony Blair for more
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