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Brushing off children’s ecological grief as melodramatic—or trying to cheer them up by changing the subject—sends the message that the situation isn’t dire or even that nature isn’t worth saving.

Having been the senior obituary writer for the New York Times, Fox long ago learned the reader-appealing usefulness of the melodramatic sentence and weird anecdote.

That countersuit, filed this week, is the written version of Lindell’s “documentaries,” melodramatic, glitchy, sweeping and deeply flawed in both obvious and non-obvious ways.

Yes, a few melodramatic moments disrupt the naturalism midway through the season, and the choice to tease the revelation of an assailant’s identity by repeatedly placing them just outside the frame is a bit cheap.

From Time

If that seems melodramatic, perhaps you haven’t been awake this past year, when the way the world is designed became more crucial than ever.

From Ozy

As exuberant as I tend to be, I did feel “knight” would be too melodramatic.

But to say the capital teeters on the verge of collapse is both melodramatic and misleading.

And sports, if anything, just serves as a way to act out this competition on a more melodramatic stage.

But even paranoid melodramatic self-aggrandizers sniff out nefarious and tentacular plots from time to time.

The book is gritty without being noir, touching without being melodramatic.

Here was a melodramatic scene in which he not only was not playing a leading part, but did not even carry a banner.

That is one of the melodramatic bits, said Bobby, weakly, leaning against the wall for support.

I know nothing more melodramatic than certain of the plots of Shakespeare's plays.

Will anyone suggest to me the marriage of a girl of seventeen with a man over sixty is melodramatic.

The tales are told with a calmness and reserve that make most of Poe's seem somewhat boyish and melodramatic by comparison.


On this page you'll find 35 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to melodramatic, such as: theatrical, artificial, blood-and-thunder, cliff-hanging, cloak-and-dagger, and exaggerated.

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