Definition of Overdramatize

1. Verb. Present in an overly dramatic manner. "She is overdramatizing her child's failure in the physics class"

Exact synonyms: Overdramatise
Generic synonyms: Dramatise, Dramatize



Definition of Overdramatize

1. Verb. To dramatize to excess; to make overdramatic. ¹

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Definition of Overdramatize

1. [v -TIZED, -TIZING, -TIZES]

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Literary usage of Overdramatize

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1. Day One and Beyond: Practical Matters for New Middle-Level Teachersby Rick Wormeli by Rick Wormeli (2003)
"I overdramatize my dismay, the students laugh, and the message hits home. Communicate Grading, Homework, and Classroom Policies On the first day of school, ..."

2. You Can Choose to Be Happy: "Rise Above" Anxiety, Anger, and Depression by Tom G. Stevens (1998)
"If you want an emotional reaction from someone (including yourself), then you may be tempted to exaggerate or overdramatize a situation. ..."

3. The King of the Alley: William Duer, Politician, Entrepreneur, and by Robert Francis Jones (1992)
"... use of "extraordinary," but he did tend to overdramatize things sometimes.) Parker had been afraid he could not raise the money to join the contract, ..."

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