Histrionic Definition

Of, or having the nature of, acting or actors.
Webster's New World
Overacted or overacting; theatrical; artificial; affected.
Webster's New World
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.
Histrionic is defined as overly dramatic behavior designed to attract attention.
A temper tantrum and a screaming fit are both examples of histrionics.

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

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