theatric

[ thee-a-tri-kuhl ]SEE DEFINITION OF theatric
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This action of the girl seemed a thought too opportune and much too theatric.

Why not to Paris that her theatric gifts might receive training?

In his theatric way he used to tell his intimates that he was haunted by all the Furies.

It warmed my vanity to think of myself as clever in so theatric a rle as thief.

On her face had been no theatric expression which would have warranted a close-up.

For, in spite of these—these strikers—these theatric Debses, you—you got in the point!

It was like a theatric effect, unreal, unconvincing, incredible.

Theatric, horrible and more than that—matter-of-fact, systematic war!

A strange falsity, a theatric insincerity, lay beneath all the Napoleonic sentiments and ideals.

There was an attempt to line up the prophet to add to the theatric effect, says the report.

WORD ORIGIN

1550s, "pertaining to the theater," from theater + -ical. Sense of "stagy, histrionic" is attested from 1709.

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