Synonyms for histrionic

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To the Roman, the scenic and histrionic were the vital features of a production.

Again no suggestion of the histrionic in the passionate voice.

The country host had always been a patron of the histrionic art.

She has inherited the histrionic gift from her mother—from me.

His histrionic abilities were displayed at the Eglinton tournament.

Aubertin admired his histrionic powers in calling up this look.

Amongst their histrionic performances was the representation of a siege.

She had never forgotten her one histrionic achievement in Chicago.

From the histrionic Steptoe lapsed at once into the critical.

It does not do to attribute this quality to women's histrionic ability.

WORD ORIGIN

"theatrical" (figuratively, "hypocritical"), 1640s, from Latin histrionicus "pertaining to an actor," from histrio (genitive histrionis) "actor," said to be of Etruscan origin. The literal sense in English is from 1759.

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