Exaggerated emotional behavior calculated for effect.(noun)
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Use "histrionics" in a sentence
"Oh right, we did, and thanks to some histrionics from the likes of the mayor people said no. why not?"
"That's what separates Lewis 'histrionics from the self-celebratory antics of some of his peers, his actions giving voice to what the aforementioned, relatively stoic stars of yore certainly felt."
"6 Comments: histrionics from the steel lady, so genuine, non?"