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"histrionic" in British English

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histrionicadjective

uk   /ˌhɪs.triˈɒn.ɪk/  us   /-ˈɑː.nɪk/ disapproving
very ​emotional and ​energetic, but not ​sincere or without ​realmeaning: a histrionic ​outburst She put on a histrionic ​display of ​grief at the ​funeral.
histrionically
adverb uk   /-ˈɒn.ɪ.kəl.i/  us   /-ˈɑː.nɪ.kəli/
(Definition of histrionic from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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histrionicadjective

 us   /ˌhɪs·triˈɑn·ɪk/
(of ​behavior) ​showing a lot of ​emotion in ​order to ​persuadeothers or ​attractattention: a histrionic ​performance
(Definition of histrionic from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “histrionic”
in Chinese (Simplified) 做作的,装腔作势的…
in Chinese (Traditional) 做作的,裝腔作勢的…
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