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his·tri·on·ic

 (hĭs′trē-ŏn′ĭk) also his·tri·on·i·cal (-ĭ-kəl)
adj.
1. Of or relating to actors or acting: "The specific innovations of the commedia dell'arte were not in the domain of narrative and characterization, but in its unique stress on the histrionic abilities of the actors" (Eli Rozik).
2. Excessively dramatic or emotional; affected: "Next Father Brackin tackled a topic that was discussed in confidential—sometimes histrionic—tones around the seminary: end-of-the-year evaluations" (Jonathan Englert).

[Late Latin histriōnicus, from Latin histriō, histriōn-, actor, probably of Etruscan origin.]

his′tri·on′i·cal·ly adv.
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histrionic

(ˌhɪstrɪˈɒnɪk) or

histrionical

adj
1. excessively dramatic, insincere, or artificial: histrionic gestures.
2. rare dramatic
n
3. (plural) melodramatic displays of temperament
4. (Theatre) rare (plural, functioning as singular) dramatics
[C17: from Late Latin histriōnicus of a player, from histriō actor]
ˌhistriˈonically adv
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his•tri•on•ic

(ˌhɪs triˈɒn ɪk)

adj.
1. deliberately affected or self-consciously emotional; overly dramatic in behavior or speech.
2. of or pertaining to actors or acting.
[1640–50; < Late Latin histrōnicus of actors]
his`tri•on′i•cal•ly, adv.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.histrionic - characteristic of acting or a stage performancehistrionic - characteristic of acting or a stage performance; often affected; "histrionic gestures"; "an attitude of melodramatic despair"; "a theatrical pose"
theatrical - suited to or characteristic of the stage or theater; "a theatrical pose"; "one of the most theatrical figures in public life"
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histrionic

adjective
1. theatrical, affected, dramatic, forced, camp (informal), actorly, artificial, unnatural, melodramatic, actressy Dorothea let out a histrionic groan.
plural noun
1. dramatics, scene, tantrums, performance, temperament, theatricality, staginess When I explained everything, there were no histrionics.
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histrionic

adjective
1. Of or relating to drama or the theater:
2. Suggesting drama or a stage performance, as in emotionality or suspense:
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Translations

histrionic

[ˌhɪstrɪˈɒnɪk] ADJhistriónico
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histrionic

[ˌhɪstriˈɒnɪk] adj [behaviour] → de cabotin(e), histrionique; [person] → théâtral(e)
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histrionic

adj
(= overdone, affected)theatralisch
(= relating to acting)schauspielerisch
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histrionic

[ˌhɪstrɪˈɒnɪk] adj (pej) → istrionesco/a
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histrionic

a. histriónico-a, dramático-a.
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histrionic

adj histriónico
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