over·​dra·​mat·​ics ˌō-vər-drə-ˈma-tiks How to pronounce overdramatics (audio)
plural in form but singular or plural in construction
: overdramatic behavior or expression
My son is prone to overdramatics.
… degenerates into the sort of wearying overdramatics you'd expect from a bunch of drunk post-adolescents.Pete Vonder Haar

Word History

First Known Use

1933, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of overdramatics was in 1933

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“Overdramatics.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/overdramatics. Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

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