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Definition 1: the performance of a part or role in a drama - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for playacting in the sense of this definition

(playacting is a kind of ...) any specific behavior

"they avoided all recreational activity"

(playacting is a kind of ...) arts or skills that require public performance

(... is a kind of playacting ) imitating the mannerisms of another person

(... is a kind of playacting ) acting a particular role (as in psychotherapy)

(... is a kind of playacting ) performing a role in an event that occurred at an earlier time

"the reenactment of the battle of Princeton"

(... is a kind of playacting ) ostentatious or vainglorious or extravagant or melodramatic conduct

"heroics are for those epic films they make in Hollywood"

(... is a kind of playacting ) poor acting by a ham actor

(... is a kind of playacting ) a short theatrical episode

(... is a kind of playacting ) acting the part of a character on stage; dramatically representing the character by speech and action and gesture

(... is a kind of playacting ) incidental activity performed by an actor for dramatic effect

"his business with the cane was hilarious"

(... is a kind of playacting ) a performance using gestures and body movements without words

(... is a kind of playacting ) an acting technique introduced by Stanislavsky in which the actor recalls emotions or reactions from his or her own life and uses them to identify with the character being portrayed

(... is part of playacting) the act of presenting a play or a piece of music or other entertainment

"we congratulated him on his performance at the rehearsal" "an inspired performance of Mozart's C minor concerto"

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