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actressy

[ak-truh-see] /ˈæk trə si/
adjective
1.
self-consciously stagy in style or manner; exaggeratedly theatrical:
an actressy reading that distorted the character of Ophelia.
Origin of actressy
1895-1900
First recorded in 1895-1900; actress + -y1
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  • Mrs. Lynde said she was very pretty but kind of actressy looking, and must have been an awful lot younger than father.

    Anne Of Avonlea Lucy Maud Montgomery
British Dictionary definitions for actressy

actressy

/ˈæktrɪsɪ/
adjective
1.
exaggerated and affected in manner; theatrical
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