playacting
noun see playact

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • playacting — noun the performance of a part or role in a drama (Freq. 1) • Syn: ↑acting, ↑playing, ↑performing • Derivationally related forms: ↑perform (for: ↑performing), ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • playacting — noun a) pretence b) overdramatic behaviour …   Wiktionary

  • playacting — Synonyms and related words: acting, affectation, appearance, attitudinizing, bluff, bluffing, buffoonery, business, characterization, cheating, color, coloring, deception, delusion, disguise, dissemblance, dissembling, dissimulation, facade, face …   Moby Thesaurus

  • playacting — n. feigning, pretending; acting, performing a dramatic role (in a play)v. pretend, feign; act, perform a dramatic role (in a play) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • playact — playacting, n. playactor, n. /play akt /, v.i. 1. to engage in make believe. 2. to be insincere or affected in speech, manner, etc.: It s hard to get away with playacting with members of one s own family. 3. to perform in a play. v.t. 4. to… …   Universalium

  • playact — verb Etymology: back formation from playacting Date: 1901 transitive verb act out 1a intransitive verb 1. a. to take part in theatrical performances especially as a professional b. to make believe 2. to engage in theatrical or insincere behavior… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Gael García Bernal — Infobox actor imagesize = caption = Bernal at the London Film Festival for premiere of The King (2005) birthname = birthdate = birth date and age|1978|11|30 birthplace = Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico deathdate = deathplace = othername =… …   Wikipedia

  • performing — noun the performance of a part or role in a drama • Syn: ↑acting, ↑playing, ↑playacting • Derivationally related forms: ↑perform, ↑playact (for: ↑playacting), ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • personation — noun 1. acting the part of a character on stage; dramatically representing the character by speech and action and gesture • Syn: ↑portrayal, ↑characterization, ↑enactment • Derivationally related forms: ↑personate, ↑enact (for: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • playing — noun 1. the act of playing a musical instrument (Freq. 11) • Derivationally related forms: ↑play • Hypernyms: ↑musical performance • Hyponyms: ↑bowing, ↑piping, ↑st …   Useful english dictionary

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