Acting and Portrayal


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Acting noun – The performance of a part or role in a drama.
Portrayal is a synonym for acting in performance topic. In some cases you can use "Portrayal" instead a noun "Acting", when it comes to topics like entertaining, performing, theatrical representation.
Nearby Words: act, action, active, acted, actor
Synonyms for Acting


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Portrayal noun – Acting the part of a character on stage; dramatically representing the character by speech and action and gesture.
Acting is a synonym for portrayal in performance topic. You can use "Acting" instead a noun "Portrayal", if it concerns topics such as theatrical representation, performance as.
Nearby Words: portray, portrayed, portraying
Synonyms for Portrayal

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old old acting old portrayal
good good acting good portrayal
best best acting best portrayal
original original acting original portrayal
Other adjectives: bad, excellent, subtle, new, heroic, traditional, exaggerated, realistic, comic, awesome, over-the-top, hammy, comedic, on-screen.

Both words in one sentence

  • The portrayal of Sulu and Chekov as friends was initially inhibited by the fact that during the second season (Chekov's first season on the show), due to George Takei simultaneously acting in The Green Berets, they often appeared only in alternate episodes.
  • Western Animation / Batman: The Animated Series Bunny-Ears Lawyer: This Batman partially avoids the traditional Rich Idiot with No Day Job portrayal by acting like one of these.
  • And that's not to mention The Dark Knight winning the first ever acting Oscar for a Comic Book movie with Heath Ledger winning posthumously for his portrayal of The Joker.
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