Definition of DRAMATIC

having the general quality or effect of a stage performance <the basketball player's dramatic announcement of his sudden retirement held everybody spellbound>
Synonyms histrionic, melodramatic, operatic, stagy (or stagey), theatrical (also theatric)
Antonyms undramatic
given to or marked by attention-getting behavior suggestive of stage acting <oh, don't be so dramatic, and just tell us, without the pregnant pauses, what happened>
Synonyms dramatic, hammy, histrionic, melodramatic, stagy (or stagey)
Antonyms undramatic

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