Definition of overdramatize in English:

overdramatize

Syllabification: o·ver·dram·a·tize
Pronunciation: /ˌōvərˈdraməˌtīz, -ˈdrämə-
 
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verb

[with object]
  • React to or portray (something) in an excessively dramatic manner.
    More example sentences
    • But we tend as a society to sensationalize and overdramatize the effect.
    • While cinema is meant to entertain, movie makers should be alive to a responsibility to put forth their views on various happenings as well, without overdramatizing things for the sake of cinema.
    • I think they have to be careful not to overdramatize it.

Derivatives

overdramatic

Pronunciation: /-drəˈmatik/
adjective
More example sentences
  • I love having an excuse for being ridiculously overdramatic.
  • Other than that, I'm afraid this chapter really did come off as excessively overdramatic.
  • People tend to react to bedbugs with alarm, but it is not an overdramatic problem, although they can be difficult to get rid of.

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