AskDefine | Define overact

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overact v : exaggerate one's acting [syn: ham it up, ham, overplay] [ant: underact]

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Verb

  1. In the context of "performing arts": To act in an exaggerated manner.

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Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

act a part, affect, assume, carry too far, counterfeit, declaim, do a bit, dramatize, exaggerate, exhaust, fake, feign, go overboard, go to extremes, go too far, grimace, ham, ham it up, histrionize, know no bounds, make out like, mug, out-herod Herod, overcarry, overdevelop, overdo, overdramatize, overdrive, overelaborate, overemphasize, overexercise, overexert, overexpend, overindulge, overlabor, overplay, overreact, overspend, overstrain, overstress, overstudy, overtask, overtax, overtrain, overuse, overwork, pass all bounds, play, play a part, play a scene, playact, pretend, protest too much, put on, put on airs, rant, roar, sham, simulate, spout, throw away, tug the heartstrings, underact, wear
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