adjective Also his·tri·on·i·cal.
- histotoxic anoxia,
- histrionic personality disorder,
- hit a snag,
- hit batsman
Origin of histrionic
Examples from the Web for histrionically
True, she could act; she had been told by many a great impressario that histrionically she had no peer in grand opera.The Place of Honeymoons|Harold MacGrath
That it be seriously done with a real intention of doing the thing, and not histrionically, ludicrously, or in jest.A Christian Directory|Baxter Richard
But histrionically it must be confessed that things dragged a little.
As a result he was but histrionically master of himself when the Countess Livia or the nimbus of the lady appeared in the room.The Amazing Marriage, Complete|George Meredith
Word Origin for histrionic
"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.