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portrayal

Line breaks: por|tray¦al
Pronunciation: /pɔːˈtreɪəl
 
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Definition of portrayal in English:

noun

1A depiction of someone or something in a work of art or literature; a picture: a realistic portrayal of war
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  • The Roosevelt Myth is a devastating portrayal of FDR.
  • The Greek middle classes fare not much better in Tsiolkas's simplistic, one-dimensional portrayal.
  • Thus, the portrayal of the story became the most important aspect.
Synonyms
representation, characterization, depiction, description, delineation, presentation, study, evocation
performance as, acting, playing, enacting, representation, interpretation
1.1A description of someone or something in a particular way; a representation: the media portrayal of immigration
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  • I had to cast aside my objections to the portrayal of some stereotypes.
  • Put simply, the David against Goliath scenario does not necessarily represent an accurate portrayal of the real conflict.
  • Without a doubt, Boys Don't Cry is the most devastating portrayal of violence done to women I have ever seen in a film.
1.2An instance of an actor playing a part in a film or play; a performance: his portrayal of the title character
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  • What saves the film, without doubt, is Ben Kingsley's portrayal of Fagin, which is brilliant.
  • In the title role, Campbell Scott gives a wonderfully compelling portrayal.
  • Michael Schultz showed less refinement in his portrayal of William.

Words that rhyme with portrayal

Baal, betrayal, defrayal

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