melodramatics


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mel·o·dra·mat·ics

 (mĕl′ə-drə-măt′ĭks)
n.
1. (used with a sing. verb) Melodramatic theatrical performance.
2. (used with a pl. verb) Exaggeratedly emotional behavior; histrionics.

melodramatics

behavior typical of that portrayed in a melodrama, i.e., characterized by extremes of emotion.
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melodramatics

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Overemotional exaggerated behavior calculated for effect:
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