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o·ver·act

 (ō′vər-ăkt′)
v. o·ver·act·ed, o·ver·act·ing, o·ver·acts
v.tr.
To act (a dramatic role) with unnecessary exaggeration.
v.intr.
1. To exaggerate a role; overplay.
2. To act over and above what is required; overdo in acting.

o′ver·ac′tion n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.overacting - poor acting by a ham actor
acting, performing, playacting, playing - the performance of a part or role in a drama
Translations

overacting

[ˌəʊvərˈæktɪŋ] Nsobreactuación f, exageración f (del papel)
References in classic literature ?
I think that I must have been rather overacting my delight, and that she detected a hollow ring in my congratulations, for I saw her eyebrows rise a little, and she glanced at me curiously.
She feared she had been doing wrong: saying too much, overacting the caution which she had been fancying necessary; in guarding against one evil, laying herself open to another; and to have Miss Crawford's liveliness repeated to her at such a moment, and on such a subject, was a bitter aggravation.
The quest brings K into conflict with his creator, played by Jared Leto, whose painful overacting fails to put his dreadful turn as the Joker in Suicide Squad behind him.
Richie and Jessie Wallace's overacting turned Alfie and Kat into very boring characters.
Uninspired by the real-life 'Satanic panic' that gripped 1980s America, the film is notable only for Hawke's masterclass in overacting that sees him SHOUTING almost all of his dialogue, plus a highly predictable ending.
Uninspired by the real-life "Satanic panic" that gripped 80s America, the film is notable only for Hawke's masterclass in overacting that sees him shouting almost all of his dialogue, plus a highly predictable ending.
A misbegotten venture that constantly ups its own ante on histrionic overacting, ludicrous plot twists and insipid empowerment mantras, Herzfeld's puzzling concoction is likely to make most home viewers reach for the remote control.
Pine is a likeable leading man but on-screen chemistry with Knightley is lukewarm and Branagh downplays his villain when some wild overacting might have injected levity into the deadly serious proceedings.
But I guess, in India overacting has takers," advises Akhrot to his new friend.
But on the big screen, it turns out to be little more than an overacting showcase from a cast that's possibly getting much more out of the experience than the audience.
However, Hani strongly denied the claims and said that the only deleted scenes were those (some) of Nidal's, where he was overacting and that didn't go with the high standards the film is aiming to achieve.
Aw, truly, the overacting in The Bible was a miracle.