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synonyms for histrionics

  • dramatics
  • dramatization
  • performance
  • performing
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How to use histrionics in a sentence

He would wish to know what it was supposed to be, like Nash's histrionics.
THE TRAGIC MUSEHENRY JAMES
Mary continued without giving much attention to these histrionics.
WITHIN THE LAWMARVIN DANA
At such times she astonished him by taking his most solemn histrionics with flippant incredulity, and even burlesquing them.
THE MARCH FAMILY TRILOGY, COMPLETEWILLIAM DEAN HOWELLS
He saw the humour of the comedy he was acting, and dispassionately approved himself, because he did not give way to histrionics.
THE HEROWILLIAM SOMERSET MAUGHAM
Are you about to turn actor, and do you trust to her for instruction in histrionics?
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE - VOLUME 62, NO. 384, OCTOBER 1847VARIOUS
It was a feint, she thought, histrionics for the gallery, perhaps for her.
THE MONSTEREDGAR SALTUS
In Oratorio we have the same thing without the scenery and the histrionics.
BEAUTY AND THE BEASTSTEWART A. MCDOWALL
It is an incident like this which proves that histrionics is no theatrical monopoly.
THE SECRETS OF A SAVOYARDHENRY A. LYTTON
Likewise, Tartarin and the people of Tarascon were deceived by their own histrionics.
A NOVELIST ON NOVELSW. L. GEORGE
At the public schools of Eton and Westminster histrionics was included amongst the subjects taught.
THE GROWTH OF ENGLISH DRAMAARNOLD WYNNE
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WORDS RELATED TO HISTRIONICS

  • assuming
  • characterization
  • depiction
  • dramatics
  • enacting
  • enactment
  • feigning
  • hamming
  • histrionics
  • imitating
  • imitation
  • impersonation
  • improvisation
  • mime
  • mimicry
  • pantomime
  • performance
  • playing
  • portrayal
  • portraying
  • posing
  • posturing
  • pretending
  • pretense
  • putting
  • rendition
  • seeming
  • showing off
  • stagecraft
  • stooging
  • theatre
  • theatricals
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