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  • verb Present participle of overact.

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  • noun poor acting by a ham actor

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Examples

  • He should have just acted it in his own way and not so over the top … I think the overacting is annoying.

    Nicolas Cage in 'Bad Lieutenant': Overacting or acting that he's overacting? | EW.com

  • And when I say campy, I mean campy: gold-trimed uniforms, Cylon butt-capes, overacting from the whole cast, the cute kid and his furry robot (who tag along on dangerous missions for no apparent reason), and the supposedly super-intelligent yet motive-free robot villains whose only battle tactic is to strafe everything with fighters.

    Archive 2008-11-01

  • And when I say campy, I mean campy: gold-trimed uniforms, Cylon butt-capes, overacting from the whole cast, the cute kid and his furry robot (who tag along on dangerous missions for no apparent reason), and the supposedly super-intelligent yet motive-free robot villains whose only battle tactic is to strafe everything with fighters.

    Battlestar Galactica: Saga of a Star World

  • Also, his overacting is getting annoying - him barking at the camera is ruining even the few decent flicks he's in.

    xXx: The Return of Xander Cage | /Film

  • This might work if the clues were meaningful, or at the very least interesting, but they're not, resulting in overacting by the two leads and raising more questions than the film answers.

    Cannes Film Festival Report and Reviews - Part Deux « FirstShowing.net

  • This was no exception, but the film itself tends toward the formulaic and Bening’s overacting is insufferable (akin to the more recent film where she played a stage actress and inexplicably got an Oscar nomination).

    Weekly Mishmash: November 15-21 : Scrubbles.net

  • This was no exception, but the film itself tends toward the formulaic and Bening’s overacting is insufferable (akin to the more recent film where she played a stage actress and inexplicably got an Oscar nomination).

    2009 November : Scrubbles.net

  • For one thing, while the goofiness is fine, the overacting is a big issue.

    DVD Review: Mamma Mia! The Movie (Blu-ray)

  • As far as "overacting" comment, I thought they were perfect these characters are very melodramatic and I thought Rob and Kristen were totally on point!

    Entertainment Weekly's PopWatch

  • I would say an SFX version of "overacting" if you will.

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