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histrionic

adjective affected, aiming for effect, dramatic, embroidered, exaggerated, exhibitionistic, mannered, melodramatic, orotund, ostentatious, overacted, pretentious, self-conscious, showy, stagy, stilted, striving for effect, theatric, theatrical, unnatural
See also: demonstrative, orotund
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Borderline, histrionic, dependent, and self-defeating disorders were more common among women.
To expect one man, who has never been averse to blowing his own trumpet and making histrionic speeches when the need arose, to be omnipresent is in a way pathetic, and shows too much deference to what has in other contexts been called the fuhrer prinzip.
The absurdity of Anouk's situation doesn't mitigate its histrionic, self-imposed viciousness.
The prolific Sanz supplies one of the perfs of his career, keeping the appalling, self-regarding Chus just the fight side of histrionic, while Barranco is strikingly intense as the damaged bourgeois housewife.
While The Long and Winding Road, Daydream Believer and Concrete and Clay no doubt mean a lot to Kevin he should have stuck to whistling them in the shower than wrapping them up in overwrought unsuitable arrangements and subjecting them to his often histrionic vocals.
With histrionic passion the author seeks to "become-Rabelais" and in doing so stages the persona of a "Defaux-agonistes" battling throngs of infidels and illiterates deaf to the wisdom of Saint Paul and the evangelical sources dear to Rabelais.
London, in fact, is the only disappointment here; his delivery of Mephistopheles Serenade from Gounod's Faust is too ludicrously histrionic for my taste.
They have the kind of rather histrionic grandeur that reminds you of Aldo Rossi or Leon Krier at the height of their early '80s eloquence.
Only Mary Ford's otherwise histrionic solo Out of the Lips of Silence risks stillness, and only at the very end, when she stands in fading light, after being outmatched by her vibrant Henryk Gorecki score.
Natalie, who has been previously assessed as having a histrionic personality disorder, has now been missing with her daughters from their home in the North East of England since May 17.
THINGS get just a touch histrionic (OK, mad) in the final part of this fertility drama.
An inquest jury in Swansea yesterday recorded a suicide verdict after hearing that Miss Evans had suffered severe anxiety and histrionic personality disorder since her 18th birthday.