- I(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)II(Roget's IV) modif.Syn. substitute, substituting, temporary, alternate, deputy, officiating, interim, delegated, assistant, adjutant, surrogate, pro tem; see also temporary .Ant. official*, confirmed, regular.See Synonym Study at temporary . n.Syn. pretending, feigning, simuLating, gesturing, ranting, spouting, orating, dramatizing, performing, behaving, playing, showing off, posturing, enactment, impersonation, depiction, portrayal, pantomime, rendition, dramatics, histrionic art, stage playing, stagecraft, simulation, theatricals, performance, dramatic action, mimicry, histrionics, mime, playacting.III(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)In.performanceinanentertainment depiction, method acting, characterization, impersonation, mimicry, dramatization, portrayal, rendition, *hamming it up, mime, pantomime, theatrics. ''Acting is honesty. If you can fake that, you've got it made.''— George Burns. ''To seem natural rather than to be natural.''—Alan Milne.IIv.pretending bluffing, faking, feigning, putting up a false front, playing make-believe, posing, putting up a facade, affecting.IIIa.substituting surrogate, functioning, operating, alternate, temporary, deputy, interim, provisional, pro tem, adjutant.ANT.: permanentIV(Roget's Thesaurus II) I adjective 1. Temporarily assuming the duties of another: ad interim, interim, pro tern, provisional, temporary. See CONTINUE, SUBSTITUTE. II noun 1. The art and occupation of an actor: dramatics, stage. See ACTION, PERFORMING ARTS, SUBSTITUTE. 2. A display of insincere behavior: act, disguise, dissemblance, masquerade, pretense, sham, show, simulation. See HONEST, TRUE.
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