[ UK /ˌə‍ʊvəɹˈæktɪŋ/ ]
  1. poor acting by a ham actor
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How To Use overacting In A Sentence

  • Eventually, the merry mutilators grow sick of each other's horrendous overacting and face off for an ultimate battle of brains, brawn, bowie knives, and tire irons.
  • It's great fun watching Pacino tear into this role, knowingly and calculatingly overacting.
  • And the young actress doesn't rely on hysterics and overacting (as others might) to convey Maria's desperation.
  • The film lurches forward in clumsy and confusing sequences, with overacting and illogical behavior ruling the roost. Current Movie Reviews, Independent Movies - Film Threat
  • Her overacting and close-ups do not exactly compliment her either.
  • Come attore epoch un po 'overacting, leggermente sopra le righe, matriarch sempre presently alla collaborazione e molto disponibile. Archive 2009-11-01
  • 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
  • The two boys also put in solid performances, tearing into their roles with the necessary gusto without ever overacting.
  • 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
  • It really opened up my eyes to the potential of theater, because I had always thought that theater was sort of like a bad movie, where you just sat in a balcony and watched tiny little figures move around overacting.
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