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histrionic

adjective     /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     /-ˈɒn.ɪ.kəl.i/ US  /-ˈɑː.nɪ.kəli/ adverb
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