melodramatic


melodramatic

adjective

Definition of MELODRAMATIC

1
given to or marked by attention-getting behavior suggestive of stage acting <our office drama queen yet again made the melodramatic declaration that he was contemplating suicide>
Synonyms dramatic, hammy, histrionic, melodramatic, stagy (or stagey)
Antonyms undramatic
2
having the general quality or effect of a stage performance <he gave his usual melodramatic speech that he had learned his lesson and thereafter would always remain faithful to his wife>
Synonyms histrionic, melodramatic, operatic, stagy (or stagey), theatrical (also theatric)
Antonyms undramatic

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