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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


Broader (hypernym)deceit, deception, dissembling, dissimulation

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


Broader (hypernym)acting, performing, playacting, playing

Narrower (hyponym)apery, mimicry

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