Synonyms for overacted

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He would have overacted it or fallen short of it perpetually.

But it is no such marvelous feat to exhibit the feats of so dull a beast; though, for that matter, too, a bear may be overacted.

"Oh, Miss Appleby's coming to see you," said Val, with overacted indifference.

He had overacted his part, and had grossly mistaken the character of the brave young girl, whom he had so basely insulted.

Standish was sufficiently a man of the world to see that he had overacted his part, and had not made a favourable impression.

A humourist would have jested at the overacted dignity of the functionaries just named of that day.

For an overacted austerity is not the right way to win others out of a too rollicking levity.

"I hope I have not overacted my part," observed the king to Jane, as soon as Mr. Norton and the chaplain were gone.

But it is no such marvellous feat to exhibit the feats of so dull a beast; though, for that matter too, a bear may be overacted.

The friends so overacted their part, that Jane immediately saw through the plot.

WORD ORIGIN

1610s, "to go too far in action," from over- + act (v.). Meaning "to play a part with too much emphasis, to chew the scenery" is from 1630s. Related: Overacted; overacting.

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