(used with a singular or plural verb) the art of producing or acting dramas.
(used with a plural verb) dramatic productions, especially by amateurs.
(used with a plural verb) dramatic, overly emotional, or insincere behavior: His friends are tired of all his phony dramatics.

1675–85; see dramatic, -ics

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dramatics (drəˈmætɪks)
1.  (functioning as singular or plural)
 a.  the art of acting or producing plays
 b.  dramatic productions
2.  (usually functioning as plural) histrionic behaviour

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Still, bold and decisive acts without serious consequences are not heroics but
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  misplaced amateur dramatics career.
Such dramatics aside, there's clearly a problem here.
Dramatics, which were held after school, were also shunned.
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