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Adjective: melodramatic  ,me-lu-dru'ma-tik
  1. Having the excitement and emotional appeal of melodrama
    "a melodramatic account of two perilous days at sea"
  2. Characteristic of acting or a stage performance; often affected
    "an attitude of melodramatic despair";
    - histrionic

See also: dramatic, theatric, theatrical

Encyclopedia: Melodramatic