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dramatic

dra·mat·ic

dramatic

 
pronunciation:
dr mae tihk
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: of, pertaining to, or possessing drama.
The school puts on two dramatic performances during the school year, one of which is usually a Shakespeare play.
synonyms:
histrionic, theatrical, thespian
antonyms:
comic, nondramatic
definition 2: striking; impressive.
There was a dramatic difference in his appearance after his illness.
 
synonyms:
impressive, showy, striking
antonyms:
subtle, undramatic, unimpressive
similar words:
climactic, emotional, exciting, flamboyant, sensational
definition 3: characterized by heartfelt, feigned, or simulated emotion of an intense nature.
She gave such a dramatic reading of the poem that the audience was rapt with attention.Don't be so dramatic; he'll only be away for a week!
synonyms:
theatrical
similar words:
emotional, hysterical, melodramatic
derivation: dramatically (adv.)
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The word dramatic contains the following part:
-ic Latin and Greek adjective-forming suffix that means like, pertaining to
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The suffix -ic attaches to roots and words of Greek or Latin origin to form adjectives. A few words ending in -ic (magic , critic , music ) were adjectives that became nouns in Greek before they entered English, also as nouns.