A Word A Day : Histrionic

Word of 7th June 2007: A Word A Day-Histrionic


( Adjective )

Histrionic (HIS tree ON ik): overly dramatic, theatrical

Adele's histrionic request for a raise embarrassed everyone in the office. She gesticulated wildly, jumped up and down, pulled out handfuls of hair, threw herself to the ground and groaned in agony.

The Chairman's histrionic Presentation convinced no one.

Histrionic behavior is refereed to as histrionics.

The young actor's histrionics made everyone in the audience squirm.

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