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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Histrionic  \His`tri*on"ic\,  Histrionical  \His`tri*on"ic*al\,  a. 
  [L.  histrionicus:  cf  F.  histronique  See  {Histrion}.] 
  Of  or  relating  to  the  stage  or  a  stageplayer;  befitting  a 
  theatre;  theatrical;  --  sometimes  in  a  bad  sense  -- 
  {His`tri*on"ic*al*ly},  adv 
 
  Tainted  with  false  and  histrionic  feeling.  --De 
  Quincey. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  histrionic 
  adj  :  characteristic  of  acting  or  a  stage  performance;  often 
  affected;  "histrionic  gestures";  "an  attitude  of 
  melodramatic  despair";  "a  theatrical  pose"  [syn:  {melodramatic}] 




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