What is another word for impersonation?

Pronunciation: [ɪmpˌɜːsənˈe͡ɪʃən] (IPA)

Impersonation refers to the act of imitating someone or something, typically in order to deceive or entertain others. There are several synonyms for the word "impersonation," including imitation, mimicry, emulation, caricature, portrayal, and impersonality. Imitation implies copying someone's characteristics or behavior, while mimicry suggests a closer and more precise replication of their actions or speech. Emulation refers to attempting to equal or surpass someone in a particular skill or achievement. Caricature emphasizes exaggerating someone's features or mannerisms for humor or satire. Portrayal is a more general term that refers to depicting someone or something in any medium, such as film or literature. Impersonality implies a lack of individuality or personal characteristics.

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Usage examples for Impersonation

He did not agree with the psychology of which Mr. Gradgrind was the impersonation.
"Dickens As an Educator"
James L. (James Laughlin) Hughes
The impersonation of Peg had been mysteriously lost from the imitator's repertoire when the performance was given.
"Superwomen"
Albert Payson Terhune
"If this were to be the only fruits of my impersonation," thought I, "it is not so bad-but I am greatly afraid these good people will find out a wife and seven babies for me before morning."
"The Confessions of Harry Lorrequer, Complete"
Charles James Lever (1806-1872)

Famous quotes with Impersonation

  • More and more, it feels like I'm doing a really bad impersonation of myself.
    Chuck Palahniuk
  • Perry [Como] gave his usual impersonation of a man who has simultaneously been told to say 'Cheese' and shot in the back with a poisoned arrow.
    Clive James
  • The pattern would have been familiar—bohemian, creative, arty—except that it was even further removed from reality, Romanticism in its furthest decadence; being only an exhausted impersonation of poverty, rebellion and artistic “soul.” For it was the unhappy fact that most of them worked for a living and obtained the substance of their conversation from the pages of Time magazine and like publications
    Thomas Pynchon
  • I was expecting Pop Bassett to give an impersonation of a bomb falling on an ammunition dump, but he didn’t. Instead, he continued to exhibit that sort of chilly stiffness which you see in magistrates when they’re fining people five quid for boyish peccadilloes.
    P. G. Wodehouse

Related words: political impersonation, celebrity impersonators, movie impersonation, voice impersonation, voice actor

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