Definitions for histrionicsˌhɪs triˈɒn ɪks
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
his•tri•on•ics*ˌhɪs triˈɒn ɪks(n.)
artificial behavior or speech for effect, as insincere or exaggerated expression of an emotion.
dramatic representation; theatricals.
* (used with a sing. or pl. v.).
Origin of histrionics:
theatrical performance, theatrical, representation, histrionics(noun)
a performance of a play
a deliberate display of emotion for effect
Exaggerated, overemotional behaviour, especially when calculated to elicit a response; melodramatics.
Iu2019m tired of Maryu2019s histrionics.
Origin: See the etymology of histrionic.