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See definition of overacting on Dictionary.com
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  • as inoveracted

synonyms for overacting

  • flamboyant
  • frenzied
  • histrionical
  • maudlin
  • mawkish
  • overemotional
  • overwrought
  • sensational
  • sentimental
  • stagy
  • bombastic
  • emotional
  • exaggerated
  • grandiloquent
  • melodramatic
  • overacted
  • overplayed
  • dramatic
  • farcical
  • hammy
  • theatric
  • theatrical

antonyms for overacting

MOST RELEVANT
  • deadpan
  • low-key
  • matter-of-fact
  • understated
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    How to use overacting in a sentence

    He came very near discovering himself, however, by overacting his part.
    KING ALFRED OF ENGLANDJACOB ABBOTT
    She chattered and laughed and gesticulated, but on this occasion she was overacting.
    BAT WINGSAX ROHMER
    Do you imagine I did not know the reason of your overacting all that friendship for Mr Blifil yesterday?
    THE HISTORY OF TOM JONES, A FOUNDLINGHENRY FIELDING
    We are reminded of Partridge, and his admiration of the overacting king.
    BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, NO. CCCXXVIII. FEBRUARY, 1843. VOL. LIII.VARIOUS
    So it would have seemed to a less suspicious observer; but I thought that I could detect the overacting of pretence.
    THE ALLEN HOUSET. S. ARTHUR
    He played his part to perfection, yet never made the mistake of overacting it.
    THE BUNGALOW BOYS ALONG THE YUKONDEXTER J. FORRESTER
    A little overacting his part, he apologized nonchalantly for his lateness.
    THE LONGEST JOURNEYE. M. FORSTER
    SYNONYM OF THE DAY
    OCTOBER 26, 1985
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    WORDS RELATED TO OVERACTING

    • bombastic
    • dramatic
    • emotional
    • exaggerated
    • farcical
    • flamboyant
    • frenzied
    • grandiloquent
    • hammy
    • histrionical
    • maudlin
    • mawkish
    • melodramatic
    • overacted
    • overacting
    • overemotional
    • overplayed
    • overwrought
    • sensational
    • sentimental
    • stagy
    • theatric
    • theatrical
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