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

o′ver·ac′tion n.
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Noun1.overacting - poor acting by a ham actor
acting, performing, playacting, playing - the performance of a part or role in a drama
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[ˌəʊvərˈæktɪŋ] Nsobreactuación f, exageración f (del papel)
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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.
Binay earlier called out the PNP for its 'overkill' and 'OA (overacting)' response to Duterte's directive for closing down 'non-operating betting stations that are already out of business.'
"Parasite" is a polished effort, tightly scripted with scenes seamlessly merging into one another, despite the occasional bit of overacting. (Supplied)
"Technically both have acting careers spanning almost two decades, and yet they are poles apart," notes leading film critic Taran Adarsh.Sources close to Modi reveal that PM feels that the trailer oozes with overacting.
Roque famously labeled feminists as 'overacting' over Duterte jokes they deemed sexist.
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.
Quicho had earlier slammed the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) for "overacting" after agency officials and Makati City police officers surrounded last week the residence of suspended Makati City Mayor Jejomar Erwin "Junjun" Binay to personally serve a dismissal order that had already been received previously.
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.