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Synonyms for portrayal
pɔrˈtreɪ əl, poʊr-por·tray·al

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. portrayal, portraiture, portraitnoun

    a word picture of a person's appearance and character

    Synonyms:
    portraiture, characterization, depicting, depiction, portrait, delineation, portraying, enactment, personation

  2. portrayal, characterization, enactment, personationnoun

    acting the part of a character on stage; dramatically representing the character by speech and action and gesture

    Synonyms:
    portraiture, personation, characterisation, portraying, enactment, depiction, word-painting, depicting, characterization, portrait, act, passage, impersonation, word picture, picture, delineation

  3. depicting, depiction, portraying, portrayalnoun

    a representation by picture or portraiture

    Synonyms:
    line drawing, characterization, depicting, depiction, portraiture, characterisation, limning, portrait, word-painting, delineation, word picture, portraying, enactment, picture, personation

  4. portrait, portrayalnoun

    any likeness of a person, in any medium

    "the photographer made excellent portraits"

    Synonyms:
    portraiture, characterization, depicting, personation, portrait, delineation, portraying, enactment, depiction

  5. depiction, delineation, portrayalnoun

    representation by drawing or painting etc

    Synonyms:
    line drawing, characterization, depicting, depiction, portraiture, characterisation, limning, portrait, word-painting, delineation, word picture, portraying, enactment, picture, personation

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. portrayalnoun

    Synonyms:
    delineation, painting, representation, sketch

  2. portrayalnoun

    Synonyms:
    description, account

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. portrayalnoun

    Synonyms:
    delineation, description, account, recital, painting, depiction

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "portrayal":

    representation, portrait, image, picture, depiction, description

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How to use portrayal in a sentence?

  1. Alan Rickman:

    ( Reuters) John said there would be leopards today, Teigen tweeted on Monday. But it's lepers. I uh, am not good with the Bible. Teigen posted the photos before visiting John Legend, singer John Legend, on the set of NBC's upcoming live version of the hit musical. Heading to Jesus Christ Superstar rehearsals ! Jesus flies today. I got ta see this, tweeted Teigen. The special also features rocker Alice Cooper as King Herod, Ben Daniels as Pontius Pilate and Sara Bareilles as Mary Magdalene. Cooperrecently spoke about his inspirationfor playing Herod, which he first played in a 1996 London production of the play. He revealed that his inspiration for the role comes from Alan Rickman's portrayal of Professor Snape in Harry Potter. When I first heard about it, I thought Alan Rickman — that condescending sort of arrogant character — and I kind of fashioned what I would do after what I thought Alan Rickman would do if Alan Rickman were alive.

  2. Mark Given:

    We are very pleased that the ASA have decided that there are no grounds to investigate our Christmas advertisement, we've been delighted with the overwhelmingly positive response we've had from customers and colleagues to our portrayal of the 1914 Christmas Day Truce.

  3. Jonathan Kasdan:

    There’s a fluidity to Donald and Billy Dee’s [portrayal of Lando’s] sexuality, i mean, I would have loved to have gotten a more explicitly LGBT character into this movie. I think it’s time, certainly, for that, and I love the fluidity ? sort of the spectrum of sexuality that Donald appeals to and that droids are a part of.

  4. Matthew Perry:

    Jobs like this( ‘ The Kennedy’s - After Camelot ’) and writing … they are more interesting to me, he told us. I don't even know how many episodes of sitcoms I’ve done, but I’ve done a lot of them and this stuff is more interesting. The actor said he took on the role because it posed a challenge. I took this job because it scared me. I read the first four scripts and the portrayal scared me.

  5. Joe Berlinger:

    I think the most notable thing [was] the degree to which they were unhappy with the portrayal of family, particularly of the mother Bonnie Clutter, who was portrayed as somebody who was kind of depressed and didn’t get out of bed and all sorts of things they feel [are] just not true, she had some pain issues that she managed, but she embraced life and she was beloved by all the family, extended family.


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