histrionics

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See also: histriònics

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See histrionic.

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  • (UK) IPA(key): /hɪstɹiˈɒnɪks/
  • (US) enPR: hĭs-trē-änʹĭks, IPA(key): /hɪstɹiˈɑnɪks/
  • (Northern California)
    (file)

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histrionics pl (plural only)

  1. Exaggerated, overemotional behaviour, especially when calculated to elicit a response; melodramatics.
    I’m tired of Mary’s histrionics.

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