Definitions

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  • v. Present participle of playact.
  • n. pretence
  • n. overdramatic behaviour

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the performance of a part or role in a drama

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Examples

  • Stop and think about it a second, what qualifies a person that lives in a 'playacting' world to be smarter than these residents?

    Canadian Beauty Queen Stands Up For Seal Hunt

  • Chase most Gay guys do not have a lisp thing those who do that want to do so as some kind of playacting!

    Think Progress » “Dogs aren’t born mooing, and people aren’t born gay.”

  • So gender is a kind of playacting? he has asked her once.

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  • It was quite well done all-round--no weak links in the cast or direction--but what makes it worth $65 is Kline's performance as Falstaff, which is revelatory in the sense that it allows Shakespeare's words to shine through clearly without additional "playacting" on his part.

    Fun at Lincoln Center.

  • It is all a kind of playacting, which they perform with remarkable skill.

    The Child of the Dawn

  • Ultimately, at 8 Hearts, there is an Event that is similar to the Marriage Event in the 1st Generation, although it is a 'playacting' event to some extent.

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  • Ultimately, at 10 Hearts, there is an Event that is similar to the Marriage Event in the 1st Generation, although it is a 'playacting' event to some extent.

    IGN Complete

  • A man could get very confused from this kind of playacting — I don't know how you do it, Renoux. "

    Mistborn

  • Kit stopped her playacting and began to fiddle with the tea set.

    Slice Of Cherry

  • “Why would the Catholic church do this?” he asked in both the mock and serious incredulity of a playacting but serious Catholic.

    First Contact

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