Histrionic



[his-tree-on-ik] /ˌhɪs triˈɒn ɪk/

adjective, Also, histrionical
1.
of or relating to actors or acting.
2.
deliberately affected or self-consciously emotional; overly dramatic, in behavior or speech.
noun
3.
an actor.
/ˌhɪstrɪˈɒnɪk/
adjective
1.
excessively dramatic, insincere, or artificial: histrionic gestures
2.
(rare) dramatic
noun
3.
(pl) melodramatic displays of temperament
4.
(rare) (pl, functioning as singular) dramatics
adj.

“theatrical” (figuratively, “hypocritical”), 1640s, from Latin histrionicus “pertaining to an actor,” from histrio (genitive histrionis) “actor,” said to be of Etruscan origin. The literal sense in English is from 1759.

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