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English noun: impersonation

1. impersonation (communication) a representation of a person that is exaggerated for comic effect


Synonymscaricature, imitation


Broader (hypernym)humor, humour, wit, witticism, wittiness


Narrower (hyponym)burlesque, charade, lampoon, mock-heroic, mockery, parody, pasquinade, put-on, sendup, spoof, takeoff, travesty

2. impersonation (act) pretending to be another person


Synonymsimposture


Broader (hypernym)deceit, deception, dissembling, dissimulation

3. impersonation (act) imitating the mannerisms of another person


Synonymspersonation


Broader (hypernym)acting, performing, playacting, playing


Narrower (hyponym)apery, mimicry









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