- self-consciously stagy in style or manner; exaggeratedly theatrical: an actressy reading that distorted the character of Ophelia.
Origin of actressy
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Examples from the Web for actressy
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
- exaggerated and affected in manner; theatrical
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