The definition of melodramatic is being overly emotional.
An example of a melodramatic person is someone who causes a scene over every little problem.
- Having the excitement and emotional appeal of melodrama: “a melodramatic account of two perilous days spent among the planters” ( Frank O. Gatell )
- Exaggeratedly emotional or sentimental; histrionic: “Accuse me, if you will, of melodramatic embroidery” ( Erskine Childers )
- Characterized by false pathos and sentiment.
(comparative more melodramatic, superlative most melodramatic)
- Her hoity-toity attitude and melodramatic bow on the way out of the elimination room has been featured numerous times on clip shows.
- The real title of this movie should be Batman the Action Soap Opera because most of the performances in this movie are bland at best, highly melodramatic and completely unnatural.
- That may be a bit melodramatic, but the fact is people get attached to their phones and accustomed to the easy access it gives them to the people in their lives.
- While the movie is typically melodramatic, the passion and devotion of the students to their art and their team is not exaggerated at all.
- It is not uncommon to see a Bollywood actor invoke God (or any of various Hindi gods), be tempted by the Devil, or speak of love in the most melodramatic of terms.