Silver Linings Playbook allowed her to explode, playing a woman unhinged, histrionic, and emotionally volatile.
Wall Street Journal editorial-page writer Dorothy Rabinowitz recorded a histrionic anti-bike video that went viral.
The moral duties and doubts of adulthood are swapped out for the histrionic creeds of adolescence.
"theatrical" (figuratively, "hypocritical"), 1640s, from Latin histrionicus "pertaining to an actor," from histrio (genitive histrionis) "actor," said to be of Etruscan origin. The literal sense in English is from 1759.