histrionic
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(pronounced his-tree-AH-nik)

Oh, the drama! Someone who is acting histrionic is being deliberately over-the-top and overly theatrical. Add an “s” to the end of this word and you’ll create a noun describing this inflated, melodramatic behavior destined to attract attention (usually the wrong type of attention).

Example: Yet again, Mitchell’s histrionics had the opposite effect that he was intending; rather than persuading his project teammates to cave and choose his design concept for the hotel lobby, they collectively rolled their eyes, banded together, and unanimously rejected it.