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melodramatic

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of melodramatic

  1. 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, theatrical, stagy (or stagey)Related Words actorish, actorly, actressy; overacted, overdone, sensational, staged; conspicuous, elaborate, flamboyant, grandiose, ostentatious, showy; affected, artificial, exaggerated, mannered, pretentious, self-conscious, studied, unnaturalNear Antonyms nondramatic, nontheatrical, unaffected, underplayed, unpretentious; muted, restrained, subdued, toned (down); conservative, discreet, inconspicuous; modest, plain, quiet, simpleAntonyms undramatic

  2. 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, dramatic, operatic, stagy (or stagey), theatrical (also theatric)Related Words affected, emotional, emotionalistic, sensational; actorish, actorly, actressy, dramaturgic (or dramaturgical), ham, hammy; amazing, astonishing, astounding, awesome, exciting, eye-opening, fabulous, marvelous (or marvellous), spectacular, surprising, wonderful, wondrous; overdramaticNear Antonyms matter-of-fact, monotonous, uneventful, unexciting; uninspiring, unnewsworthy, unrewarding, unsensational, unspectacular; common, commonplace, ordinary, stale, unexceptionalAntonyms undramatic





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