noun (used with a singular or plural verb)
- histotoxic anoxia,
- histrionic personality disorder,
- hit a snag,
- hit batsman,
- hit below the belt,
- hit between the eyes
Origin of histrionics
adjective Also his·tri·on·i·cal.
Origin of histrionic
Examples from the Web for histrionics
But the histrionics in that caucus are simply a prelude to an ultimate cave.
Their histrionics were more appropriate for a bad episode of Law & Order.
We say should because only you, and your histrionics, stand in the way.
The histrionics continued as he got out of the car, went into makeup and sat down to talk to Ted Koppel.
No one was surprised when McMahon had his head shaved, and no one enjoyed the histrionics any less for knowing it was inevitable.
Perhaps this was because the wind interfered with her histrionics, the fog with the wavy complications of her red hair.Angel Island|Inez Haynes Gillmore
The reason of our being is to amuse the high gods with our histrionics.The Morals of Marcus Ordeyne|William J. Locke
It was a feint, she thought, histrionics for the gallery, perhaps for her.The Monster|Edgar Saltus
Edward put off his histrionics, and rushed up to her as the consoler—a new part for him.The Golden Age|Kenneth Grahame
The expression of astonishment was fairly well done--I will say that for him--but I was prepared for histrionics.The Mystery|Stewart Edward White and Samuel Hopkins Adams
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.