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Definition 1: representation by drawing or painting etc - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for portrayal in the sense of this definition

(portrayal is a kind of ...) visual representation as by photography or painting

(... is a kind of portrayal ) the activity of making portraits

Definition 2: acting the part of a character on stage; dramatically representing the character by speech and action and gesture - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for portrayal in the sense of this definition

(portrayal is a kind of ...) the performance of a part or role in a drama

(... is a kind of portrayal ) an impressionistic portrayal of a person

"he did a funny impression of a politician"

(... is a kind of portrayal ) an actor's portrayal of someone in a play

"she played the part of Desdemona"

Definition 3: any likeness of a person, in any medium - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where portrayal or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the photographer made excellent portraits

Synonyms for portrayal in the sense of this definition

(portrayal is a kind of ...) picture consisting of a graphic image of a person or thing

(... is a kind of portrayal ) a portrait showing the body from only the waist up

(... is a kind of portrayal ) a portrait of yourself created by yourself

Definition 4: a representation by picture or portraiture - [noun denoting cognition]

Synonyms for portrayal in the sense of this definition

(portrayal is a kind of ...) any basic cognitive process in which some entity comes to stand for or represent something else

(... is a kind of portrayal ) a faithful depiction or reflection

"the best mirror is an old friend"

Definition 5: a word picture of a person's appearance and character - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for portrayal in the sense of this definition

(portrayal is a kind of ...) a graphic or vivid verbal description

"too often the narrative was interrupted by long word pictures" "the author gives a depressing picture of life in Poland" "the pamphlet contained brief characterizations of famous Vermonters"

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