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melodramatic

mel·o·dra·mat·ic

melodramatic

 
pronunciation:
me l dr mae tihk
part of speech: adjective
definition: of, like, or suitable to melodrama; overdone; exaggerated.
synonyms:
histrionic, overdone
similar words:
exaggerated, flamboyant, hammy, maudlin, mawkish, mushy, overwrought, sentimental, stagy, theatrical
derivation: melodramatically (adv.)