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histrionic at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


histrionic at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

1648, from L. histrionicus "pertaining to an actor," from histrio (gen. histrionis) "actor," said to be of Etruscan origin. ///

histrionic at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

52 Moby Thesaurus words for "histrionic":
actor-proof, affected, all-star, artificial, ballet, balletic,
cinematic, cinematographic, dramatic, dramatical, dramaturgic,
emotionalistic, emotive, film, filmic, ham, hammy, hysteric,
insincere, la-di-da, legitimate, maniere, mannered, melodramatic,
milked, monodramatic, movie, nonrational, operatic, overacted,
overdone, overemotional, overplayed, pretentious, scenic,
sensational, sensationalistic, spectacular, stagelike, stageworthy,
stagy, starstruck, stellar, theaterlike, theatrical, thespian,
thrown away, underacted, underplayed, unnatural, unreasoning,

histrionic at English => English (English Thesaurus) Of Explained:

[ADJ] (Theater): dramatic, theatric, theatrical, scenic, histrionic, comic, tragic, farcical, tragicomic, melodramatic, operatic.

histrionic at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

[usually before noun] (formal, disapproving) histrionic behaviour is very emotional and is intended to attract attention in a way that does not seem sincere:
histrionic gestures
histrionically adverb

Histrionic at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Histrionic \His`tri*on"ic\, Histrionical \His`tri*on"ic*al\, a.
[L. histrionicus: cf. F. histronique. See {Histrion}.]
Of or relating to the stage or a stageplayer; befitting a
theatre; theatrical; -- sometimes in a bad sense. --
{His`tri*on"ic*al*ly}, adv.

Tainted with false and histrionic feeling. --De

histrionic at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

adj : characteristic of acting or a stage performance; often
affected; "histrionic gestures"; "an attitude of
melodramatic despair"; "a theatrical pose" [syn: {melodramatic}]

histrionic at English (WD) Of Explained:

Inter: also » histriònic


Alternative forms

* histrionick Inter: qualifier » obsolete


From Inter: etyl » LL. Inter: term » histrionicus|histriōnicus|pertaining to acting|lang=la, from Inter: etyl » la Inter: term » histrio|histriō|actor|lang=la.


* Inter: a » RP Inter: IPA » /hɪs.tɹiːˈɒn.ɪk/, Inter: X-SAMPA » /hIs.tri:"QnIk/
  • Inter: a » US Inter: IPA » /hɪs.tɹi.ˈɑn.ɪk/
  • Inter: rhymes » ɒnɪk


    Inter: en-ad » j

  • Of, or relating to actors or acting
    1. Excessively dramatic or emotional, especially with the intention to draw attention.
    2. Inter: rfdat » e De Quincey
    3. : Tainted with false and histrionic feeling.

      Derived terms

      * histrionics

  • histrionic personality disorder


    Inter: trans-top » relating to acting
  • Catalan: Inter: t- » ca|histriònic
  • Dutch: Inter: t- » nl|theatraal
  • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|näyttelijämäinen Inter: qualifier » relating to actors
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|théâtral|m

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • German: schauspielerisch, Schauspiel- (in composite words)
    • Icelandic: leiklistar-
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|актёрский|sc=Cyrl, Inter: t+ » ru|сценический|sc=Cyrl

    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » excessively dramatic
    • Catalan: Inter: t- » ca|histriònic
    • Dutch: Inter: t- » nl|theatraal, Inter: t- » nl|pathetisch
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|näyttävä, Inter: t- » fi|huomionkipeä
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|histrionique|m|f

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • German: Inter: t+ » de|theatralisch, Inter: t+ » de|pathetisch
  • Icelandic: uppgerðarlegur, leikaralegur, tilgerðarlegur
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|напыщенный|sc=Cyrl, Inter: t+ » ru|неестественный|sc=Cyrl, Inter: t+ » ru|театральный|sc=Cyrl

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Category: Category:en:Drama -
    Translation: et » histrionic
    Translation: ko » histrionic
    Translation: io » histrionic
    Translation: kn » histrionic
    Translation: my » histrionic
    Translation: pl » histrionic
    Translation: fi » histrionic
    Translation: ta » histrionic
    Translation: te » histrionic
    Translation: vi » histrionic
    Translation: zh » histrionic

    histriònic at English (WD) Of Explained:

    Inter: also » histrionic



    From Inter: etyl » LL.|ca Inter: term » histrionicus|histriōnicus|pertaining to acting|lang=la, from Inter: etyl » la|ca Inter: term » histrio|histriō|actor|lang=la.


    * Inter: a » Standard Inter: IPA » /is.tɾiˈɔ.nik/|lang=ca (central)
  • Inter: hyphenation » his|tri|ò|nic


    Inter: ca-adj » fpl=histriòniques

  • histrionic

  • Translation: ko » histriònic