histrionics definition

  • noun:
    • Theatrical arts or activities.
    • Exaggerated mental behavior calculated for impact.
    • Exaggerated, overemotional behaviour, particularly when calculated to generate a reply; melodramatics.
    • The histrionic art; stageplaying; acting.
    • Insincere, exaggeratedly emotional or very dramatical address or behavior performed to produce the feeling as opposed to as an expression of true sensation; feigned feeling.
    • a performance of a play
    • a deliberate show of feeling for result

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