histrionical

[ his-tree-on-ik ]SEE DEFINITION OF histrionical
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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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