Histrionic meaning

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The definition of histrionic is overly dramatic behavior or something related to acting, or a personality where someone is prone to drama and overreaction.

A person who overreacts to every little problem is an example of someone who might be described as histrionic.

A person with acting talent is an example of someone who might be described as having a histrionic talent.

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Histrionic is defined as overly dramatic behavior designed to attract attention.

A temper tantrum and a screaming fit are both examples of histrionics.

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Of or relating to actors or acting.

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Excessively dramatic or emotional; affected.
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Of, or having the nature of, acting or actors.
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Overacted or overacting; theatrical; artificial; affected.
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Of, or relating to actors or acting.
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Excessively dramatic or emotional, especially with the intention to draw attention.
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Origin of histrionic

  • Late Latin histriōnicus from Latin histriō histriōn- actor probably of Etruscan origin

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Late Latin histriōnicus (“pertaining to acting”), from Latin histriō (“actor”).

    From Wiktionary