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synonyms for overacted

  • overacting
  • histrionic
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How to use overacted in a sentence

The friends so overacted their part, that Jane immediately saw through the plot.
MADAME ROLAND, MAKERS OF HISTORYJOHN S. C. ABBOTT
Although he somewhat overacted the part, he made a great success.
AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL REMINISCENCES WITH FAMILY LETTERS AND NOTES ON MUSICCHARLES GOUNOD
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.
THE LAST OF THE MOHICANSJAMES FENIMORE COOPER
Standish was sufficiently a man of the world to see that he had overacted his part, and had not made a favourable impression.
THE HAUNTED ROOMA. L. O. E.
The foolish king quite overacted his part, calling her "his great aunt, his all, his best beloved."
HENRY IV, MAKERS OF HISTORYJOHN S. C. ABBOTT
One of the odd things about this wer-lion was that he always trembled if he smelt gunpowder, and he sometimes overacted his part.
HUMAN ANIMALSFRANK HAMEL
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 LAST OF THE MOHICANSJAMES FENIMORE COOPER
He would have overacted it or fallen short of it perpetually.
THE WORLD'S GREAT SERMONS, VOLUME 04VARIOUS
The parts he acts I am sure are quite overacted and depraved.
ESSAYS AND MISCELLANIESPLUTARCH
For an overacted austerity is not the right way to win others out of a too rollicking levity.
SHAKESPEARE: HIS LIFE, ART, AND CHARACTERS, VOLUME I.H. N. HUDSON
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WORDS RELATED TO OVERACTED

  • affected
  • affectionate
  • bathetic
  • corny
  • demonstrative
  • dewy-eyed
  • dreamy
  • effusive
  • gushing
  • idealistic
  • impressionable
  • inane
  • insipid
  • jejune
  • languishing
  • lovey-dovey
  • loving
  • maudlin
  • mawkish
  • moonstruck
  • mushy
  • nostalgic
  • overacted
  • overemotiona
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.