actressy

actressy

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

actressy

adj (pej)theatralisch (pej)
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"She's just so affected [and] actressy that even when she wins an award she's out of breath."
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.
Aside from her obvious talent, Roach appears to adhere to the Welsh traits of hard work and determination, with writer and director Iain Softley describing how "she took her work seriously without being 'actressy'."
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.
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.