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histrionic

adjective uk   /ˌhɪs.triˈɒn.ɪk/ us    /-ˈɑː.nɪk/ disapproving
very emotional and energetic, but not sincere or without real meaning: a histrionic outburst She put on a histrionic display of grief at the funeral.Affected and insincere
histrionically
adverb uk   /-ˈɒn.ɪ.kəl.i/ us    /-ˈɑː.nɪ.kəli/
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