Definition of Role player

1. Noun. A person who makes deceitful pretenses.

Exact synonyms: Fake, Faker, Fraud, Imposter, Impostor, Pretender, Pseud, Pseudo, Sham, Shammer
Generic synonyms: Beguiler, Cheat, Cheater, Deceiver, Slicker, Trickster
Specialized synonyms: Name Dropper, Ringer
Derivative terms: Fake, Fake, Fake, Fake, Fake, Pretend, Pretend, Sham, Sham, Sham, Sham

2. Noun. A theatrical performer.
Exact synonyms: Actor, Histrion, Player, Thespian
Specialized synonyms: Actress, Barnstormer, Play-actor, Playactor, Trouper, Character Actor, Comedian, Ham, Ham Actor, Heavy, Ingenue, Leading Man, Mime, Mimer, Mummer, Pantomimer, Pantomimist, Plant, Reenactor, Scene-stealer, Movie Actor, Screen Actor, Lead, Principal, Star, Extra, Spear Carrier, Supernumerary, Tragedian, Standby, Understudy, Upstager, Walk-on
Generic synonyms: Performer, Performing Artist
Specialized synonyms: Allen, Allen Stewart Konigsberg, Woody Allen, Astaire, Fred Astaire, Barrymore, Herbert Blythe, Maurice Barrymore, Barrymore, Lionel Barrymore, Barrymore, John Barrymore, Bogart, Humphrey Bogart, Humphrey Deforest Bogart, Booth, John Wilkes Booth, Burbage, Richard Burbage, Burton, Richard Burton, Cagney, James Cagney, Jimmy Cagney, Chevalier, Maurice Chevalier, Cooper, Frank Cooper, Gary Cooper, Coward, Noel Coward, Sir Noel Pierce Coward, Cronyn, Hume Blake Cronyn, Hume Cronyn, Bing Crosby, Crosby, Harry Lillis Crosby, Dean, James Byron Dean, James Dean, De Niro, Robert De Niro, Depardieu, Gerard Depardieu, Drew, John Drew, Douglas Elton Fairbanks, Douglas Fairbanks, Fairbanks, Julius Ullman, Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Fairbanks, Fonda, Henry Fonda, Clark Gable, Gable, William Clark Gable, David Garrick, Garrick, Gibson, Mel Columcille Gerard Gibson, Mel Gibson, Arthur John Gielgud, Gielgud, Sir John Gielgud, Cary Grant, Grant, Granville-barker, Harley Granville-barker, Alec Guinness, Guinness, Sir Alec Guinness, Hanks, Thomas J. Hanks, Tom Hanks, Harrison, Reginald Carey Harrison, Rex Harrison, Sir Rex Harrison, Heming, Hemminge, John Heming, John Hemminge, Dustin Hoffman, Hoffman, Anthony Hopkins, Hopkins, Sir Anthony Hopkins, Sir Anthony Philip Hopkins, Howard, Leslie Howard, Leslie Howard Stainer, Al Jolson, Asa Yoelson, Jolson, Boris Karloff, Karloff, William Henry Pratt, Edmund Kean, Kean, Buster Keaton, Joseph Francis Keaton, Keaton, Eugene Curran Kelly, Gene Kelly, Kelly, Charles Laughton, Laughton, Bruce Lee, Lee, Lee Yuen Kam, Jack Lemmon, John Uhler, Lemmon, Harold Clayton Lloyd, Harold Lloyd, Lloyd, Laszlo Lowestein, Lorre, Peter Lorre, Bela Ferenc Blasko, Bela Lugosi, Lugosi, Alfred Lunt, Lunt, E. G. Marshall, Marshall, Martin, Steve Martin, James Mason, James Neville Mason, Mason, Mitchum, Robert Mitchum, Dudley Moore, Dudley Stuart John Moore, Moore, Newman, Paul Leonard Newman, Paul Newman, Baron Olivier Of Birghton, Laurence Olivier, Olivier, Sir Laurence Kerr Olivier, O'toole, Peter O'toole, Peter Seamus O'toole, Poitier, Sidney Poitier, Charles Robert Redford, Redford, Robert Redford, Ralph Richardson, Richardson, Sir Ralph David Richardson, Edward G. Robinson, Edward Goldenberg Robinson, Robinson, George C. Scott, Scott, Peter Sellers, Sellers, Francis Albert Sinatra, Frank Sinatra, Sinatra, Otis Skinner, Skinner, Konstantin Sergeevich Alekseev, Konstantin Sergeyevich Stanislavsky, Konstantin Stanislavsky, Stanislavsky, James Maitland Stewart, Jimmy Stewart, Stewart, Israel Strassberg, Lee Strasberg, Strasberg, Erich Von Stroheim, Stroheim, Spencer Tracy, Tracy, Sir Herbert Beerbohm Tree, Tree, Peter Alexander Ustinov, Sir Peter Ustinov, Ustinov, Duke Wayne, John Wayne, Wayne, George Orson Welles, Orson Welles, Welles
Derivative terms: Act, Act, Play, Play, Thespian

Definition of Role player

1. Noun. (alternative form of roleplayer) ¹

2. Noun. (basketball) A player who isn't one of the best players on the team, but still contributes to the team in a meaningful way ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Role Player

role-playing game
role-playing games
role-playing video game
role-playing video games
role conflict
role conflicts
role model
role models
role player (current term)
role players
role playing
role playing game
role playing games
roleplaying game
roleplaying games

Literary usage of Role player

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Biological Weapons: The Threat Posed by Terrorists (2000)
"The simulations will utilize sophisticated full motion video technology, which empowers participants to interact as a principal role-player with a WMD ..."

2. Cognitive Behavioral Interventions for At-Risk Youthby Barry Glick by Barry Glick (2006)
"... Define the Skill 11-11 Step 2: Model the Skill 11-12 Step 3: Discuss Trainee's Current Need for the Skill 11-12 Step 4: Select role player (Main Actor) ..."

3. Public Participation in Democratic Governance in South Africa by Gregory F. Houston, Richard Humphries, Ian Liebenberg (2001)
"In developing a stakeholder profile, it is suggested that a local authority identify the most important role-players for each of the role-player categories; ..."

4. Expertise in Design: Design Thinking Rresearh Symposium 6 by Yusuf Pisan, Nigel Cross, Ernest A. Edmonds (2003)
"If the subject was a role-player for a character under development, rather than a player of an existing game, the emphasis of the questions would have to ..."

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