Act and Portrayal


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Act noun – A display of emotion or behavior that is insincere or intended to deceive.
Usage example: was putting on an act when she said she didn't mind being left out of the outing

Portrayal and act are semantically related. In some cases you can use "Portrayal" instead a noun "Act".
Nearby Words: acting, acted
Synonyms for Act


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Portrayal noun – A vivid representation in words of someone or something.
Act and portrayal are semantically related. Sometimes you can use "Act" instead a noun "Portrayal".
Nearby Words: portray, portrayed, portraying
Synonyms for Portrayal

How words are described

old old act old portrayal
good good act good portrayal
notable notable act notable portrayal
best best act best portrayal
Other adjectives: particular, original, initial, popular, convincing, bad, villainous, deliberate, famous, new, heroic.

Both words in one sentence

  • Western Animation / The Boondocks Their portrayal of Ann Coulter: She appears on TV as a massively hateful ranter, but it's just an act for publicity.
  • Useful Notes / Brits with Battleships The film Dog Soldiers, when not mucking about with werewolves, presents a relatively accurate portrayal of the way squaddies talk and act with one another.
  • Even if watching the children act really childish (contrasted with the TV-childish we all expect) wasn't funny, it would still be far more realistic than any other portrayal of children on TV.
    Source: Vulgar Humor
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