overacting

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n overacting poor acting by a ham actor
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Quotations

  • William Hazlitt
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    “We must overact our part in some measure, in order to produce any effect at all.”

Usage

In literature:

My friend was apt to overact his part.
"The Autobiography of a Quack And The Case Of George Dedlow" by S. Weir Mitchell
Some were detected by overacting their loyalty, Mai.
"The History of The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire Volume 1" by Edward Gibbon
So it would have seemed to a less suspicious observer; but I thought that I could detect the overacting of pretence.
"The Allen House" by T. S. Arthur
Last night she overacted her part.
"Off-Hand Sketches" by T. S. Arthur
There was no overacting, though, in what Joanna did.
"Rung Ho!" by Talbot Mundy
He overacts his parts, and even Shakespeare will tell you how foolish a proceeding that is.
"My Strangest Case" by Guy Boothby
He overacted his zeal.
"Doctor Pascal" by Emile Zola
Generally the fault of the performance was, strange to say for that theater, overacting, want of repose, point, and finish.
"The Story of My Life" by Ellen Terry
The friends so overacted their part, that Jane immediately saw through the plot.
"Madame Roland, Makers of History" by John S. C. Abbott
We may be permitted to think that he has rather overacted his part.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 14, No. 86, December, 1864" by Various
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In news:

It seemed so arrogant and outrageous to me that I thought I might be overacting.
Drugmaker Astellas is declaring a victory of sorts: an FDA advisory panel endorsed its overactive bladder medication mirabegron April 6.
An overactive thyroid that is easily treatable caused the irregular heartbeat that struck President Bush on Saturday and put him in a hospital for two nights, the President's physicians said today.
Max Overacts, Vol One: Hold On to Your Stubs.
I'm brilliant at overacting .
Freezing Overactive Nerves Helped Men Last Longer in Small Study.
Treating An Overactive Bladder .
Botox has been found by researchers to cure an overactive bladder .
Study shows Botox can treat overactive bladder .
Botox has been found by researchers to cure an overactive bladder.
My daughter was diagnosed recently with a mildly overactive thyroid gland.
One in three women deal with an overactive bladder.
Botox may put the brakes on overactive bladder.
An experimental drug may help improve symptoms and quality of life among the estimated 33 million people who live with overactive bladder (OAB).
That's the sound of an overactive bladder.
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In science:

It results in an overactive gene product. B. It results in a normal gene product that accumulates to higher levels than normal. C.
Biological Concepts Instrument (BCI): A diagnostic tool for revealing student thinking
It results in an overactive gene product. B. It results in a normal gene product that accumulates to higher levels than normal. C.
Biological Concepts Instrument (BCI): A diagnostic tool for revealing student thinking
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