Profile and Portrait


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Profile noun – An outline of something (especially a human face as seen from one side).
Portrait is a synonym for profile in description topic. In some cases you can use "Portrait" instead a noun "Profile", when it comes to topics like drawing of outline.
Nearby Words: profiled, profiling, profiler
Synonyms for Profile


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Portrait noun – A vivid representation in words of someone or something.
Profile is a synonym for portrait in description topic. You can use "Profile" instead a noun "Portrait", if it concerns topics such as thumbnail sketch.
Nearby Words: portraiture, portraitist
Synonyms for Portrait

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human human profile human portrait
old old profile old portrait
full full profile full portrait
detailed detailed profile detailed portrait
Other adjectives: similar, usual, brief, short, complex, original, accurate, small, massive, large, default, famous, new, unique, official, different, facial.
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