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histrionic

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of histrionic

  1. 1 given to or marked by attention-getting behavior suggestive of stage acting a penchant for dish throwing, door slamming, and other histrionic displays of temper Synonyms of histrionic dramatic, hammy, theatrical, melodramatic, stagy (or stagey)Words Related to histrionic actorish, actorly, actressy; overacted, overdone, sensational, staged; conspicuous, elaborate, flamboyant, grandiose, ostentatious, showy; affected, artificial, exaggerated, mannered, pretentious, self-conscious, studied, unnaturalNear Antonyms of histrionic nondramatic, nontheatrical, unaffected, underplayed, unpretentious; muted, restrained, subdued, toned (down); conservative, discreet, inconspicuous; modest, plain, quiet, simpleAntonyms of histrionic undramatic

  2. 2 having the general quality or effect of a stage performance we never tired of his histrionic reenactment of how he found money under the floorboards of a house he was renovating Synonyms of histrionic dramatic, melodramatic, operatic, stagy (or stagey), theatrical (also theatric)Words Related to histrionic 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 of histrionic matter-of-fact, monotonous, uneventful, unexciting; uninspiring, unnewsworthy, unrewarding, unsensational, unspectacular; common, commonplace, ordinary, stale, unexceptionalAntonyms of histrionic undramatic

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