Word of the Week: Histrionic

CliffsNotes September 23, 2015


Word: histrionic (adj) 

Meaning: theatrical

Synonyms: melodramatic, over-the-top, unrestrained

1. The celebrity’s histrionic stunts lost him many fans.

2. I launched myself into a histrionic fit when my parents grounded me for breaking curfew.

3. The actress’s histrionic acting style is considered too over-the-top for many films.

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