What is another word for theatricality?

Pronunciation: [θiːˈatɹɪkˈalɪti] (IPA)

Theatricality is a term that refers to a dramatic or exaggerated style of behavior or presentation. Synonyms for theatricality include showiness, flamboyance, grandiosity, ostentatiousness, drama, histrionics, and melodrama. Showiness highlights the showcase of an extravagant performance. Flamboyance adds a touch of extravagance with a decisive twist. Grandiosity implies that the performance is majestic and grand. Ostentatiousness emphasizes the show's artificiality and extravagance. Drama describes the intensity of emotions in the performance. Histrionics imply the exaggeration of emotions with a touch of artificiality. Lastly, melodrama emphasizes the overrating to induce emotions from the audience. All these synonyms highlight the idea of theatricality using different language forms.

What are the hypernyms for Theatricality?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

Usage examples for Theatricality

She did not like Mr. Dainopoulos personally because he saw through her chief weakness, which was a species of theatricality.
William McFee
Esther had none of Evanthia's untutored theatricality.
William McFee
theatricality before everything else in this world, in any art, achieves wide and popular success, the kind of success that Turner achieves in the pictures for which the English public admire him.
"George Du Maurier, the Satirist of the Victorians"
T. Martin Wood

Famous quotes with Theatricality

  • Theatre has nothing to do with buildings or other physical constructions. Theatre — or theatricality — is the capacity, this human property which allows man to observe himself in action, in activity.
    Augusto Boal

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