All possible synonyms of the word Acting as well as its hypernyms, hyponyms, antonyms, derivations, entailments, meronyms, pertainyms, domain members, similar words, verb groups, and so on...



  • serving temporarily especially as a substitute; "the acting president"


  • acting(a)

Similar to

  • impermanent, temporary: not permanent; not lasting; "politics is an impermanent factor of life"- James Thurber; "impermanent palm cottages"; "a temperary arrangement"; "temporary housing"

Acting, playing, playacting, performing


  • the performance of a part or role in a drama


  • acting
  • playing
  • playacting
  • performing


  • activity: any specific behavior; "they avoided all recreational activity"
  • performing arts: arts or skills that require public performance

Part holonym

  • performance: 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"


  • portrayal, characterization, enactment, personation: acting the part of a character on stage; dramatically representing the character by speech and action and gesture
  • impersonation, personation: imitating the mannerisms of another person
  • method acting, method: 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
  • mime, pantomime, dumb show: a performance using gestures and body movements without words
  • business, stage business, byplay: incidental activity performed by an actor for dramatic effect; "his business with the cane was hilarious"
  • skit: a short theatrical episode
  • hamming, overacting: poor acting by a ham actor
  • heroics: ostentatious or vainglorious or extravagant or melodramatic conduct; "heroics are for those epic films they make in Hollywood"
  • reenactment: performing a role in an event that occurred at an earlier time; "the reenactment of the battle of Princeton"
  • roleplaying: acting a particular role (as in psychotherapy)

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