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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 of melodramatic dramatic, hammy, histrionic, theatrical, stagy (or stagey)Words Related to melodramatic actorish, actorly, actressy; overacted, overdone, sensational, staged; conspicuous, elaborate, flamboyant, grandiose, ostentatious, showy; affected, artificial, exaggerated, mannered, pretentious, self-conscious, studied, unnaturalNear Antonyms of melodramatic nondramatic, nontheatrical, unaffected, underplayed, unpretentious; muted, restrained, subdued, toned (down); conservative, discreet, inconspicuous; modest, plain, quiet, simpleAntonyms of melodramatic 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 of melodramatic histrionic, dramatic, operatic, stagy (or stagey), theatrical (also theatric)Words Related to melodramatic 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 melodramatic matter-of-fact, monotonous, uneventful, unexciting; uninspiring, unnewsworthy, unrewarding, unsensational, unspectacular; common, commonplace, ordinary, stale, unexceptionalAntonyms of melodramatic undramatic



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