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Melodramatic

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Adjective

1. melodramatic

having the excitement and emotional appeal of melodrama

Example Sentences:
'a melodramatic account of two perilous days at sea'

2. histrionic, melodramatic

characteristic of acting or a stage performance; often affected

Example Sentences:
'histrionic gestures'
'an attitude of melodramatic despair'
'a theatrical pose'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


Melodramatic

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adjective
of, characteristic of, or like melodrama; sensational, violent, and extravagantly emotional

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Melodramatic

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adj.
1. Having the excitement and emotional appeal of melodrama: "a melodramatic account of two perilous days spent among the planters" (Frank O. Gatell).
2. Exaggeratedly emotional or sentimental; histrionic: "Accuse me, if you will, of melodramatic embroidery" (Erskine Childers).
3. Characterized by false pathos and sentiment.

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