[his-tree-on-ik] /ˌhɪs triˈɒn ɪk/
adjective, Also, histrionical
of or relating to actors or acting.
deliberately affected or self-consciously emotional; overly dramatic, in behavior or speech.
excessively dramatic, insincere, or artificial: histrionic gestures
(pl) melodramatic displays of temperament
(rare) (pl, functioning as singular) dramatics
“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.
noun, Pathology. 1. a psychological disorder usually beginning in early adulthood, characterized by excessive emotional expression and attention-seeking behavior. Abbreviation: HPD.
[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]