melodramatic


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suggesting drama or a stage performance, as in emotionality or suspense

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having the excitement and emotional appeal of melodrama

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characteristic of acting or a stage performance

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He illustrated these melodramatic morsels by handing the tankard to himself with great humility, receiving it haughtily, drinking from it thirstily, and smacking his lips fiercely.
Edward Norton stars as a white supremacist in this melodramatic picture full of emptily grand gestures.
I realise luvvie Lumley is regarded as a national heroine, but this was like being dragged along on a dull school outing by a melodramatic headmistress.
And there are some melodramatic moments fromthe likes of Meat Loaf, Lynyrd Skynyrd and Boston.
Is it just us or does the soap opera surrounding the Arkansas Razorbacks just keep on spitting out one melodramatic episode after the other?
Mexican machismo extended to Sanchez's melodramatic sideline pouting during the game and the players' refusal to shake hands with their U.
But the impeccably staged production by out director Nicholas Hytner makes any melodramatic excesses forgivable, with the help of a superb ensemble cast and a snazzy set designed by Bob Crowley.
In the overly melodramatic "Riffs," a young Polish-American boy must choose between his ailing diabetic mother and the rock music he adores.
The plot, in which a young musician courts a dancer only to jilt her for her half-sister, veers to the melodramatic, and the acting is sweetly non-professional.
On the negative side, the upbeat tone of the book sometimes leads to alarmist and melodramatic statements which diminish the otherwise good writing.
I don't want to get too melodramatic about it, but actually it is pretty melodramatic if you think you might not be around to see your kids.
I'm not saying "we're all in Guantanamo now," or anything as melodramatic as that.
While it continues the exploration of adolescent desire and frustration that's earned de Beer a reputation as a preeminent auteur of teen angst, the new work also suggests an artist who is herself maturing, moving away from the often melodramatic physical abjection of her earlier works toward a more nuanced investigation of psychological alienation.
Nor do I recognise a number of other elements of your hyped-up and melodramatic article.
Ward wrote, "In place of such superstitious hype, I offer far more dangerous, hair-raising, melodramatic, and magical tales.