Actressy



self-consciously stagy in style or manner; exaggeratedly theatrical:
an actressy reading that distorted the character of Ophelia.
Historical Examples

Mrs. Lynde said she was very pretty but kind of actressy looking, and must have been an awful lot younger than father.
Anne Of Avonlea Lucy Maud Montgomery

adjective
exaggerated and affected in manner; theatrical

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