Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun portrayal

5 senses of portrayal

Sense 1
portrayal, portraiture, portrait -- (a word picture of a person's appearance and character)
       => word picture, word-painting, delineation, depiction, picture, characterization, characterisation -- (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")

Sense 2
portrayal, characterization, enactment, personation -- (acting the part of a character on stage; dramatically representing the character by speech and action and gesture)
       => acting, playing, playacting, performing -- (the performance of a part or role in a drama)

Sense 3
depicting, depiction, portraying, portrayal -- (a representation by picture or portraiture)
       => representational process -- (any basic cognitive process in which some entity comes to stand for or represent something else)

Sense 4
portrait, portrayal -- (any likeness of a person, in any medium; "the photographer made excellent portraits")
       => likeness, semblance -- (picture consisting of a graphic image of a person or thing)

Sense 5
depiction, delineation, portrayal -- (representation by drawing or painting etc)
       => pictorial representation, picturing -- (visual representation as by photography or painting)

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