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portrayal (n.)

1834, from portray + -al (2). The idea formerly was expressed by portray (n.), 1610s.

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Definitions of portrayal from WordNet

portrayal (n.)
a word picture of a person's appearance and character;
Synonyms: portraiture / portrait
portrayal (n.)
acting the part of a character on stage; dramatically representing the character by speech and action and gesture;
Synonyms: characterization / enactment / personation
portrayal (n.)
a representation by picture or portraiture;
Synonyms: depicting / depiction / portraying
portrayal (n.)
any likeness of a person, in any medium;
Synonyms: portrait
portrayal (n.)
representation by drawing or painting etc;
Synonyms: depiction / delineation
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