quasi theatrical

theatrical

[thee-a-tri-kuhl]
adjective Also, theatric.
1.
of or pertaining to the theater or dramatic presentations: theatrical performances.
2.
suggestive of the theater or of acting; artificial, pompous, spectacular, or extravagantly histrionic: a theatrical display of grief.
noun
3.
theatricals.
a.
dramatic performances, now especially as given by amateurs.
b.
artificial or histrionic actions.
4.
a professional actor: a family of renowned theatricals.

Origin:
1550–60; < Late Latin theātric(us) < Greek theātrikós, equivalent to theā́tr(on) theater + -ikos -ic + -al1

theatricality [thee-a-tri-kal-i-tee] , theatricalness, noun
theatrically, adverb
half-theatrical, adjective
nontheatric, adjective
nontheatrical, adjective
nontheatrically, adverb
overtheatrical, adjective
overtheatrically, adverb
overtheatricalness, noun
quasi-theatrical, adjective
quasi-theatrically, adverb
semitheatric, adjective
semitheatrical, adjective
semitheatrically, adverb
untheatric, adjective
untheatrical, adjective
untheatrically, adverb


2. exaggerated, melodramatic, stagy, extravagant.
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theatrical (θɪˈætrɪkəl)
 
adj
1.  of or relating to the theatre or dramatic performances
2.  exaggerated and affected in manner or behaviour; histrionic
 
theatri'cality
 
n
 
the'atricalness
 
n
 
the'atrically
 
adv

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theatrical
1550s, "pertaining to the theater," from theater. Sense of "stagy, histrionic" is attested from 1709.
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