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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishmelodramaticmel‧o‧dra‧mat‧ic /ˌmelədrəˈmætɪk◂/ adjective  EXAGGERATEif you behave in a melodramatic way, you become more angry or upset than is really necessary Stop being so melodramatic!melodramatically /-kli/ adverb
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melodramaticHis only saving grace is his undying belief in the melodramatic.He was associated with a heavy, melodramatic, and often sentimental style of acting.The script is terrible, the acting by turns melodramatic and wooden, the direction confused.It sounds melodramatic, but I felt like someone was watching me.Of course, on reflection, Deborah didn't really think it was that melodramatic either.What was this melodramatic gesture of Jake's all about?a melodramatic musical scorea melodramatic playThe stories had the melodramatic plot lines of comic books or soap operas.He boomed out, slipping in all the glottal stops and nasal sobs of an appallingly melodramatic tenor.There is an eerily Victorian postscript to this unhappy tale, almost too melodramatic to be true.
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