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Synonyms for theatrical
θiˈæ trɪ kəlthe·atri·cal

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Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. theatrical

    dramatic, scenic, melodramatic, showy, ceremonious, gesticulatory, pompous, meretricious, tinsel

    chaste, genuine, simple, unaffected, quiet, subdued, mannerless, plain

Princeton's WordNet

  1. theatrical performance, theatrical, representation, histrionicsadjective

    a performance of a play

    mental representation, representation, theatrical performance, agency, delegacy, histrionics, internal representation


  2. theatricaladjective

    of or relating to the theater


  3. theatricaladjective

    suited to or characteristic of the stage or theater

    "a theatrical pose"; "one of the most theatrical figures in public life"


Editors Contribution

  1. performative

    over-exaggerated; artificial

    her outburst was merely theatrical.

    Submitted by oddsocksarecool on August 20, 2019  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. theatricaladjective

    dramatic, scenic, histrionic

  2. theatricaladjective

    ostentatious, showy, pompous

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. theatricaladjective

    dramatic, histrionic, scenic, stagy, artificial

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "theatrical":

    theatre, drama, theater, cinematographic, dramatic

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  1. Jerry Weintraub:

    I have a hit book, I have a wonderful life and I'm doing a million things in the theatrical business. Why would I have any regrets? i can't have any regrets. They'd have to give me a lobotomy.

  2. Ned Beatty:

    It was the theater I attended as a kid, it was where people got down to their truest emotions and talked about things they didn’t talk about in everyday life. ... The preaching was very often theatrical.

  3. Anuj Somany:

    People who treat the sacrosanct of the house as temple don't battle like cattle or idle time in lengthy debate and theatrical discussion, but find solution to the problem in the overall interest of the population.

  4. Shawn Robbins:

    It's a challenging and sensitive subject to address. It largely depends on the length of theatrical closures in China, so we have to wait and see, will audiences be eager to get out and start seeing movies again once given the all-clear ? Will there be a temporary hesitation ? These are unknown elements that will contribute and unfold over the next weeks and months.

  5. Stephen Sondheim:

    I was knocked out -- I thought it was wonderful, they seemed so fresh and meticulous and theatrical.

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