Weird Word: Histrionic

by on Feb.22, 2013, under Articles, Weird Words, Writing

Histronic

Adjective

  • Of, or relating to actors or acting
  • Excessively dramatic or emotional, especially with the intention to draw attention

Used in a sentence:

  • His flood of tears were histronic, she was sure, but she couldn’t take that chance and pulled the gun from her holster.

SourceWiktionary

Commentary:

Is it me or are my sentences becoming more and more esoteric? Histrionic is a really interesting word to me. I expected it to relate to history but instead it is about acting or behaving in such a way as to garner attention. I was also hoping it was related to the future, because the -onic suffix always sounds futuristic.

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