Adjective "melodramatic" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


Relating to melodrama.
  1. 'He does a lot of gritty dark melodramatic flicks where hundreds of guys get shot down in crazy action scenes, then all the good guys die horribly in a tragic ending.'
  2. 'As for the role of men in this movie, let me say that, for the most part, they are not depicted as melodramatic villains.'
  3. 'Folks, give a break to your sob serials and melodramatic movies this Sunday and stay hooked to Discovery as an extinct tiger comes to life.'
  4. 'What follows is a melodramatic romance doubling as a shallow history lesson, and that's just the first half of the picture.'
  5. 'On the plus side there are some characters to really care about: on the minus, an uneasy mood that veers between serious and melodramatic.'
  6. 'Clearly, the melodramatic plot is a vehicle for the wacky characters and witty dialogue, and the performances are crisp and funny.'
  7. 'Most of you must know that Udayakumar, a contemporary of Rajkumar, was famous for his highly melodramatic performances.'
  8. 'You might say that Maddin directs in a genre all his own, remaking melodramatic movies that never existed.'
  9. 'This is a subversive comedy dressed up as a melodramatic thriller about money, sex and revenge.'
  10. 'Incidentally, the above use of ‘martyr’ was no exaggeration or melodramatic affectation.'
  11. 'They've matured, shedding the preoccupation with teen angst that might previously have led them to be perceived as melodramatic.'
  12. 'It would be a melodramatic exaggeration for me to say that I fight this battle within myself every day.'
  13. 'Perhaps you think me melodramatic, or even histrionic.'
  14. 'I've seen the rolling eyes, I know they think we're being melodramatic.'
  15. 'It would be in the hands of most directors, but Moretti doesn't allow melodramatic excess to infiltrate his story.'
  16. 'So, yesterday I was being a little melodramatic and very emotional.'
  17. 'My character is really melodramatic, in that one minute she is throwing a tantrum and the next she is laughing hysterically, but I wasn't at all like that.'
  18. 'These explore intensities of pain and emotion with melodramatic vigour and yet no soap character ever swears properly.'
  19. 'For a start, he's got a real temper on him, which some are marking out as a good attitude, but for a first proper Wimbledon appearance he seemed a mite melodramatic to me.'


1. of, like, or befitting melodrama.

2. exaggerated and emotional or sentimental; sensational or sensationalized; overdramatic. noun

3. melodramatics, melodramatic writing or behavior.

More examples(as adjective)

"people can be melodramatic."

"gestures can be melodramatic."

"stories can be melodramatic."

"styles can be melodramatic."

"terms can be melodramatic."

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