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Overact   /ˈoʊvərˌækt/   Listen

Exaggerate one's acting.  Synonyms: ham, ham it up, overplay.

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"Overact" Quotes from Famous Books

... presence, there is an insistent fact which is so obtrusive that they cannot explain it away, one of three courses is open. They can perversely ignore it, though they will cripple themselves in the process, will overact their part and come to grief. They can take it into account but refuse to act. They pay in internal discomfort and frustration. Or, and I believe this to be the most frequent case, they adjust their whole ...
— Public Opinion • Walter Lippmann

Words linked to "Overact" :   overacting, dramatic art, theatre, dramatics, theater, play, act, roleplay, playact, underact, dramaturgy

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