Definition of “histrionic” - English Dictionary

“histrionic” in British English

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uk /ˌhɪs.triˈɒn.ɪk/ us /ˌhɪs.triˈɑː.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.
adverb uk /ˌhɪs.triˈɒn.ɪ.kəl.i/ us /ˌhɪs.triˈɑː.nɪ.kəl.i/

(Definition of “histrionic” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“histrionic” in American English

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us /ˌhɪs·triˈɑn·ɪk/

(of behavior) showing a lot of emotion in order to persuade others or attract attention:

a histrionic performance

(Definition of “histrionic” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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