Histrion

His"tri*on

(?), n. [L. histrio: cf. F. histrion.] A player. [R.] Pope.

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His`tri*on"ic

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His`tri*on"ic*al

(?) }, a. [L. histrionicus: cf. F. histrionique. See Histrion.] 1. Of or relating to the stage or a stageplayer; befitting a theatre; theatrical.
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2. Affectedly dramatic; insincerely emotional; -- sometimes used in a bad sense. -- His`tri*on"ic*al*ly, adv.
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Tainted with false and histrionic feeling.
De Quincey.
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