Definition of overact in English:

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overact

Pronunciation: /ˌōvərˈakt/

verb

[no object]
(Of an actor) act a role in an exaggerated manner: a weepy actress with a strong tendency to overact (as noun overacting) there was a certain amount of overacting
More example sentences
  • Dahl's caricatures could eclipse a production when performed by a cast of skilled actors allowed to overact to their hearts' content, as is the case here.
  • Everyone overacts in roles that are as unlikable as they are shallow.
  • Unfortunately, its comedy potential is sapped from the start by overacting and exaggerated direction.
Synonyms
exaggerate, overdo it, overplay it
informal ham it up, camp it up
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