Skip to definition.
Get the FREE one-click dictionary software for Windows or the iPhone/iPad and Android apps


Noun: overacting  ,ow-vu(r)'ak-ting
  1. Poor acting by a ham actor
    - hamming
Verb: overact  ,ow-vu(r)'akt
  1. (dramaturgy) exaggerate one's acting
    "Mr. Market has a tendency to overact";
    - ham it up, ham, overplay

Type of: act, acting, performing, play, playact, playacting, playing, roleplay

Antonym: underact

Encyclopedia: Overacting