a psychological disorder usually beginning in early adulthood, characterized by excessive emotional expression and attention-seeking behavior.
[his-tree-on-iks] /ˌhɪs triˈɒn ɪks/ noun, (used with a singular or plural verb) 1. dramatic representation; theatricals; acting. 2. behavior or speech for effect, as insincere or exaggerated expression of an emotion; dramatics; operatics: Cut out the histrionics—we know you’re not really mad. [his-tree-on-ik] /ˌhɪs triˈɒn ɪk/ adjective, Also, histrionical 1. of or relating to actors […]
[hit] /hɪt/ verb (used with object), hit, hitting. 1. to deal a blow or stroke to: Hit the nail with the hammer. 2. to come against with an impact or collision, as a missile, a flying fragment, a falling body, or the like: The car hit the tree. 3. to reach with a missile, a […]
- Hit a brick wall
verb phrase To encounter an insuperable obstacle: Negotiations seem to have hit a brick wall this week [1960s+; brick wall in this sense is found by 1886]
[hi-tah-chee] /hɪˈtɑ tʃi/ noun 1. an industrial city in E Honshu, Japan. /hɪˈtætʃɪ/ noun 1. a city in Japan, in E Honshu: a centre of the electronics industry. Pop: 193 080 (2002 est)