Definition of Impersonation

1. Noun. A representation of a person that is exaggerated for comic effect.




2. Noun. Pretending to be another person.
Exact synonyms: Imposture
Generic synonyms: Deceit, Deception, Dissembling, Dissimulation
Derivative terms: Impersonate, Impersonate

3. Noun. Imitating the mannerisms of another person.
Exact synonyms: Personation
Generic synonyms: Acting, Performing, Playacting, Playing
Specialized synonyms: Apery, Mimicry
Derivative terms: Impersonate, Impersonate, Personate

Definition of Impersonation

1. n. The act of impersonating; personification; investment with personality; representation in a personal form.

Definition of Impersonation

1. Noun. (alternative form of impersonification) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Impersonation

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Impersonation

impersonal subject
impersonal subjects
impersonal verb
impersonal verbs
impersonalities
impersonality
impersonalize
impersonalized
impersonalizes
impersonalizing
impersonally
impersonate
impersonated
impersonates
impersonating
impersonation (current term)
impersonations
impersonator
impersonators
impersonification
impersonifications
imperspicuity
imperspicuous
impersuadable
impersuasible
impertinence
impertinences
impertinencies
impertinency
impertinent

Literary usage of Impersonation

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1. A Handbook of Greek Sculpture by Ernest Arthur Gardner (1897)
"impersonation is not foreign to Greek art at any stage of its development, and even the impersonation of states and cities is not ..."

2. Modern Literature for Oral Interpretation: Practice Book for Vocal Expression by Gertrude Elizabeth Johnson (1920)
"... and Pathos Dramatic impersonation Drama and Pathos All of Mr. Duncan's stories are full of dramatic interest and pathos Humorous impersonation Dramatic ..."

3. Continental Stagecraft by Kenneth Macgowan, Robert Edmond Jones (1922)
"physical, and there is always a sense of the Form of life more important than either. Harry Lauder has one impersonation —The ..."

4. Seen on the Stage by Clayton Meeker Hamilton (1920)
"ACTING AND impersonation George Arliss In a recent Sunday issue of the New York Times, Mr. John Corbin published an interesting essay on acting and ..."

5. Masques and Mummers: Essays on the Theatre of Here and Now by Charles Frederic Nirdlinger (1899)
"'S MASTERLY impersonation OF HIMSELF Mr. should never play anything but himself. ... His impersonation of the character is always vivid, quick, ..."

6. Play in Education by Joseph Lee (1915)
"THE DRAMATIC AGE CHAPTER XVII impersonation As everybody knows, the play of small ... Much of the child's life at this age consists of impersonation, ..."

7. The Life of Edwin Forrest: With Reminiscences and Personal Recollections by James Rees (1874)
"FOR- REST'S impersonation OF THE CHARACTER.—THE MARBLE STATUE.—MR. ... As that gentleman's impersonation of the character furnished the subject for a ..."

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