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histrionic

/his·tri·on·ic/ (his″tre-on´ik) excessively dramatic or emotional, as in histrionic personality disorder; see under personality.

histrionic

[his′trē·on′ik]
Etymology: L, histrio, actor
pertaining to exaggerated facial expressions, speech, or body movements, such as used on the stage.

Histrionic

A behavior characterized by an excitable nature and the constant desire for stimulation.
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A nonstop screwball screed against the multitude of perceived indignities in contempo Poland, and, by association, the modern world, irreverent social comedy "Day of the Wacko" sports a frazzled leading perf from Marek Kondrat as a histrionic misanthrope that makes Jack Nicholson's turn in "As Good as It Gets" look positively serene.
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Its histrionic gestures are doubtless entirely correct in turn-of-the-century Classical terms, and it gave sanction for a host of gross authoritarian buildings which ended up with the megalomanic notions of Hitler and Speer.
Glenn Close delivers, Her Norma is way over the top, with hugely theatrical gestures, histrionic line readings, and the cunning of a she-wolf.
Mrs Bracht, 34, who went missing with her five young daughters from their home in Hendon on May 17, has been psychologically assessed recently as having a Histrionic Personality Disorder.
The histrionic My Doorbell hits you between the eyes just as Jack and Meg White intended.
An extraordinary World Cup qualifier saw Wales come back from two goals behind to earn a draw after Robbie Savage and two Northern Ireland players were sent off early on in bizarre decisions by histrionic red-card waving ref Domenica Messina.
For me though, the real star of this pleasant little movie is Rebecca Front who, as Suzie's histrionic mother, is riotously funny.
The gallery is filled with the histrionic voice of a young woman reminiscing about her East German childhood.
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