Thesaurus

theatrical

adjective
variants: also

theatric

Synonyms and Antonyms of theatrical

  1. 1 given to or marked by attention-getting behavior suggestive of stage acting after stepping out of their hired limousine, the prom couple made a theatrical entrance in their evening clothes Synonyms of theatrical dramatic, hammy, histrionic, melodramatic, stagy (or stagey) Words Related to theatrical actorish, actorly, actressy; overacted, overdone, sensational, staged; conspicuous, elaborate, flamboyant, grandiose, ostentatious, showy; affected, artificial, exaggerated, mannered, pretentious, self-conscious, studied, unnatural Near Antonyms of theatrical nondramatic, nontheatrical, unaffected, underplayed, unpretentious; muted, restrained, subdued, toned (down); conservative, discreet, inconspicuous; modest, plain, quiet, simple Antonyms of theatrical undramatic

  2. 2 having the general quality or effect of a stage performance in a very theatrical voice the actress announced to the gathering that she did not sign autographs Synonyms of theatrical histrionic, melodramatic, operatic, stagy (or stagey), dramatic (also theatric)Words Related to theatrical 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 theatrical matter-of-fact, monotonous, uneventful, unexciting; uninspiring, unnewsworthy, unrewarding, unsensational, unspectacular; common, commonplace, ordinary, stale, unexceptionalAntonyms of theatrical undramatic



Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up theatrical? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

pleasing or sweet sound

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!