histrionics

Definition of histrionics

his`tri`on´ics
n.1.The histrionic art; stageplaying; acting.
2.Insincere, exaggeratedly emotional or overly dramatical speech or behavior performed to create an impression rather than as an expression of true feeling; feigned emotion.

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