Definitions

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  • v. To dramatize to excess; to make overdramatic.

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  • transitive v. to present in an overly dramatic manner.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. present in an overly dramatic manner

Etymologies

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over- +‎ dramatize

Examples

  • As you close your eyes to sleep, tell yourself you aren't going to overdramatize anything that happened during the day or any concerns you may have about sleeping.

    Doc Childre: Sleep Better Now: 3 Ways Your Heart Can Help

  • Orchestral flourishes sweep in and out but smartly never overpower or overdramatize the songs.

    Album review: Magic Kids, "Memphis"

  • Ms. Merkel said she didn ' t want to overdramatize the situation, but added that a year ago, no one would have anticipated the steps the European Union has been forced to take to shore up the euro.

    Merkel Sees Troubles for Euro

  • Erinn gratuitously rags on Dragonlicker, calling his monastic approach, "the martyr approach," telling how he will overdramatize his suffering to give him an excuse for blowing the next challenge.

    Tallulah Morehead: Survivor Tocantins: Puff's Revenge

  • When you close your eyes at night, tell yourself you aren't going to overdramatize your concerns about sleeping.

    Deborah Rozman Ph.D.: Why You Can't Sleep At Night And What You Can Do About It

  • Asked about the Turkmenistan piece, Mr. Brûlé said, "I didn't think we had to overdramatize it."

    Moneyed Monde of Monocle Ignores Market Roil

  • She and Teresita headed down the street in a small city with more shoe stores than Chicago and upon entering the first shoe store they crossed - now I don´t want to overdramatize this event since what happened next defies overdramatization - the two women sales clerks looked at that little girl and my wife as if Quasimodo and The Elephant Man had just strolled in looking for handouts.

    Lepers Without Leprosy

  • Pknows what the Rogers problem is, but he feels K is too self-concerned and inclined to overdramatize.

    In the Shadow of the Oval Office

  • The commanding general says he needs more troops but the commander in chief says he's skeptical. a man who knows the pressures of the Oval Office says don't overdramatize this apparent conflict.

    CNN Transcript Sep 27, 2009

  • I accept that the shows exaggerate and overdramatize to entertain people, but it just doesn't work on me.

    Archive 2007-05-01

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