Act and Show


Show Definitions
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

Show is a synonym for act in pretence topic. In some cases you can use "Show" instead the word "Act" as a noun or a verb, when it comes to topics like performance, showing, honest, pretended behavior.
Nearby Words: acting, acted
Synonyms for Act


Show Definitions
Show noun – An outward and often exaggerated indication of something abstract (as a feeling) for effect.
Usage example: the children made a show of disgust when confronted with asparagus

Act is a synonym for show in honest topic. Sometimes you can use "Act" instead the word "Show" as a noun or a verb, if it concerns topics such as entertainment event.
Nearby Words: showy, showed, showing, showcase, shown
Synonyms for Show

How words are described

live live act live show
good good act good show
musical musical act musical show
best best act best show
Other adjectives: similar, original, single, popular, actual, entire, real, successful, great, little, main, new, final, next, last, latter, said.

Common collocations

power act power show power
kind act kind show kind
time act time show time
example act example show example
Other nouns: bit, theme, damage, nothing, everyone, feelings.

Both words in one sentence

  • Comicbook / The Incredible Hercules It follows Herc as he tries to clean up his act and show the world the reason he's THE archtype of Heroes.
  • Flanderization Sonic and his friends (especially Shadow and Rouge) are significantly de-flanderized compared to the show and act more like their game counterparts than the ones from Sonic X.
  • Series / Deadliest Warrior Arrogant Kung-Fu Guy: Usually representatives will forget this is a "What If" entertainment show and act like it's an actual life-or-death contests.
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