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acting

act·ing

acting

pronunciation:
aek tIng
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: appointed as a temporary substitute for someone absent from an office or position; serving temporarily.
The acting governor will serve only until the governor has recovered and is able to return to office.
synonyms:
interim, pro tem., pro tempore, temporary
antonyms:
standing
similar words:
deputy, provisional, substitute, surrogate
definition 2: created or suited for stage, film, or television performance.
synonyms:
theatrical
similar words:
dramatic, histrionic, thespian
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the occupation or profession of an actor.
synonyms:
dramatics, histrionics, performing arts
similar words:
stage, stagecraft, theater
definition 2: stage, film, or television performance.
synonyms:
dramatics, dramaturgy, performing arts
similar words:
enactment, hamming, performance, stagecraft, theatrics
definition 3: false behavior or deliberate imitation; pretense; pretending.
synonyms:
masquerade, pretense, sham, show
similar words:
posing, pretending