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English adjective: acting

1. acting serving temporarily especially as a substitute

SamplesThe acting president.

Similarimpermanent, temporary

Antonymslasting, permanent

English noun: acting

1. acting (act) the performance of a part or role in a drama

Synonymsperforming, playacting, playing

Broader (hypernym)activity, performing arts

Narrower (hyponym)business, byplay, characterization, dumb show, enactment, hamming, heroics, impersonation, method, method acting, mime, overacting, pantomime, personation, personation, portrayal, reenactment, roleplaying, skit, stage business

Part meronymperformance

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