overact

play
verb over·act \ˌō-vər-ˈakt\

Definition of overact

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 :  to act more than is necessary

  3. 2 :  to overact a part

  4. transitive verb
  5. :  to exaggerate in acting

overaction

play \ˌō-vər-ˈak-shən\ noun

Examples of overact in a Sentence

  1. His tendency to overact made his performance less realistic.

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First Known Use of overact

1611

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OVERACT Defined for English Language Learners

overact

play
verb

Definition of overact for English Language Learners

  • : to show too much emotion when you are acting in a play, movie, etc.

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