his·tri·on·ic / ˌhistrēˈänik/ • adj. overly theatrical or melodramatic in character or style: a histrionic outburst. ∎ formal of or concerning actors or acting: histrionic talents. ∎ Psychiatry denoting a personality disorder marked by shallow, volatile emotions, and attention-seeking behavior. • n. 1. (histrionics) exaggerated dramatic behavior designed to attract attention: discussions around the issue have been based as much in histrionics as in history. ∎ dramatic performance; theater. 2. archaic an actor. DERIVATIVES: his·tri·on·i·cal·ly / -ik(ə)lē/ adv.
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