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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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Depressive disorder was the most common one observed followed by histrionic personality disorder and obsessive-compulsive personality disorder.
Mixing the histrionic soundscapes of Linkin Park or Panic
Efficiency was the order of the day, and certainly these magnificent players responded scrupulously to the impeccable technique of conductor Kazuki Yamada - though some histrionic sweeps around the podium seemed more destined for the gallery than for the work-force.
Conductor Alexander Joel, also making his Huddersfield debut, was histrionic and deployed wide sweeps of his arms.
Their success would not have happened without a cast of absolutely first-class voices and histrionic talent: bass-baritone Stephen Powell (Falstaff), baritone Weston Hurt (Ford), soprano Elizabeth Caballero (Alice Ford), mezzo-soprano Courtney Miller (Meg Page), contralto Ann McMahon Quintero (Mistress Quickly), lyric soprano Amanda Opuszinski (Nanetta), tenors Aaron Blake (Fenton), Ryan Connelly (Dr.
Referring to histrionic launch of trans-referential research model of Teratology along with Trans-positional theory of Terato-Kinetics, he said it is focused on prevention of multiple birth disabilities at the prenatal and post natal stages.
These characteristics are part of a spectrum of symptoms making up a psychological ailment that is quite unknown yet common, refereed to as Histrionic Personality Disorder (HPD).
She also lives with her eccentric family consisting of an histrionic mum, workaholic dad and disabled grandma.
Such behaviour may, in fact, be self- destructive and symptomatic of a condition that experts call histrionic personality disorder, which makes people highly emotional and desperate for attention, with an overwhelming need for approval.
It was a tactic employed by several of her colleagues, particularly the histrionic and chronically over-acting Marion (Sarah Berger).
Eliminated from the DSM-5 would be the histrionic (hysterical), schizoid, and dependent personality disorders.
Picking up where Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares left off - but in less histrionic fashion.