actressy

actressy

(ˈæktrɪsɪ)
adj
exaggerated and affected in manner; theatrical
Translations

actressy

adj (pej)theatralisch (pej)
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Actressy chic When she's not winning Academy Awards and starring in iconic films, Hollywood actress Diane Keaton is an interior design obsessive.
An actressy Ranyevskaya air-kissed everyone in sight; the performers directly addressed the audience and privileged invention over nostalgia.
She's like that -- real, and not terribly actressy.
with the actressy enthusiasm of a USO girl selling war bonds]
I had put Saffy to sleep and I know it sounds all actressy to say this, but I wasn't sure if I could climb back into her skin.
He said: "She is very clever, funny, eccentric, not actressy, and charming".
She wanted criticism to be, yes, a performing art--but not merely because she needed to be noticed and was an actressy type.
But he's let her get away with a performance that, when it's not relying on the same stricken, rising-panic expression, is marked by the kind of actressy excess that can be fun for a talented performer to indulge, but not so great for anyone else to watch.
Jackson resists as best he can, but Moore walks a very perilous line that's constantly threatening to tumble into actressy melodrama.
Set in 1942 in a country vicarage, home to the hapless Rev Lionel Toop and his actressy wife Penelope, minor misunderstandings soon become social catastrophes.
Nicholson, freckled and thin, has a natural, real woman appeal and discreetly puts across a full range of emotions without ever coming across as actressy.
It sounds a bit actressy but it was a very odd and emotional experience imagining what it's like to die.