Is Sandusky a pedophile—or an undiagnosed victim of histrionic personality disorder?
Such miscues mired the show in histrionic soapiness, upsetting the delicate balance between domestic drama and social change.
Silver Linings Playbook allowed her to explode, playing a woman unhinged, histrionic, and emotionally volatile.
In fact, The Newsroom seems to relish putting loud women in their place or to render them helpless and histrionic.
Read: OCD, histrionic, narcissistic, paranoid, borderline.
Knew that what Keeley Moore said in this histrionic manner was, almost always, merely bluff.
Aubertin admired his histrionic powers in calling up this look.
Shaliapin does not merely throw himself into the part, to use a phrase commonly applied to the histrionic art.
She had never forgotten her one histrionic achievement in Chicago.
Here was a chance to show the public how great a histrionic genius had remained unknown for lack of an opportunity.
"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.