theatricalness love


from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Theatricality.

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  • noun The state or condition of being theatrical.


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theatrical +‎ -ness


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  • Titian is massive and wonderful: perhaps indeed too massive in the conception of the Madonna, for the suggestion of flight is lacking; but it has an earthiness, even a theatricalness, which one cannot forget, superb though that earthiness may be.

    A Wanderer in Venice Harry [Illustrator] Morley 1903

  • (Lavrétzky was not mistaken: Márya Dmítrievna had retained from her boarding-school days a passion for a certain theatricalness); "they amuse you; but others suffer from them.

    A Nobleman's Nest Ivan Sergeevich Turgenev 1850


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