Synonyms for melodramatic

Synonyms for (adjective) melodramatic

Synonyms: melodramatic

Definition: having the excitement and emotional appeal of melodrama

Usage: a melodramatic account of two perilous days at sea

Similar words: dramatic

Definition: suitable to or characteristic of drama

Usage: a dramatic entrance in a swirling cape; a dramatic rescue at sea


Synonyms: histrionic, melodramatic

Definition: characteristic of acting or a stage performance; often affected

Usage: histrionic gestures; an attitude of melodramatic despair; a theatrical pose

Similar words: theatrical

Definition: suited to or characteristic of the stage or theater

Usage: a theatrical pose; one of the most theatrical figures in public life