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dramatics

[druh-mat-iks] /drəˈmæt ɪks/
noun
1.
(used with a singular or plural verb) the art of producing or acting dramas.
2.
(used with a plural verb) dramatic productions, especially by amateurs.
3.
(used with a plural verb) dramatic, overly emotional, or insincere behavior:
His friends are tired of all his phony dramatics.
Origin
1675-1685
1675-85; see dramatic, -ics
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Examples for dramatics
  • Still, bold and decisive acts without serious consequences are not heroics but dramatics.
  • Some flight attendants seem to think of the plane as a stage for their misplaced amateur dramatics career.
  • Such dramatics aside, there's clearly a problem here.
  • dramatics, which were held after school, were also shunned.
  • Late-inning dramatics seem to be on the agenda more than ever.
  • She could emerge as the real winner in this contest without having to go through all of the dramatics of being on the show.
  • It was a stage perfectly set for heartwarming dramatics.
  • Adults can learn children's histories through children's play, dramatics, and artwork.
British Dictionary definitions for dramatics

dramatics

/drəˈmætɪks/
noun
1.
(functioning as singular or pl)
  1. the art of acting or producing plays
  2. dramatic productions
2.
(usually functioning as pl) histrionic behaviour
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