Synonyms for acting out

Grammar : Verb
Spell : akt
Phonetic Transcription : ækt

Top 10 synonyms for acting out Other synonyms for the word acting out

Définition of acting out

Origin :
  • mid-15c., "to act upon or adjudicate" a legal case; 1590s in the theatrical sense, from Latin actus, past participle of agere (see act (n.)). To act up "be unruly" is from 1903. To act out "behave anti-socially" (1974) is from psychiatric sense of "expressing one's unconscious impulses or desires." Related: Acted; acting.
  • As in perform : verb act, depict as entertainment
  • As in personify : verb represent some other being, character
  • As in act up (misbehave) : verb misbehave badly
  • As in act up : verb misbehave
  • As in signalize : verb gesture
  • As in gesture/gesticulate : verb make signs, motions to communicate
  • As in impersonate : verb pretend to be another
Example sentences :
  • Like others, they did their part in acting out one of its principles.
  • Extract from : « The Hour and the Man » by Harriet Martineau
  • I was continually spelling and acting out the words as I spelled them.
  • Extract from : « Story of My Life » by Helen Keller
  • The acting out of that strong impulse had exhausted every energy.
  • Extract from : « Felix Holt, The Radical » by George Eliot
  • Let us not, however, think of Epaminondas as acting out of pure benevolence.
  • Extract from : « Vacation days in Greece » by Rufus B. Richardson
  • The child was only acting out the disposition bequeathed him by his parent.
  • Extract from : « Plain Facts for Old and Young » by John Harvey Kellogg
  • Have the last three centuries been pushing forward in the face of truth, and acting out the lie?
  • Extract from : « Auricular Confession and Popish Nunneries » by William Hogan
  • Admiration of Epiktêtus for Diogenes, especially for his consistency in acting out his own ethical creed.
  • Extract from : « Plato and the Other Companions of Sokrates, 3rd ed. Volume I (of 4) » by George Grote
  • This is with him not merely the acting out of a scheme of life, but also a matter of pride.
  • Extract from : « Plato and the Other Companions of Sokrates, 3rd ed. Volume I (of 4) » by George Grote
  • Men gain religious power by acting out their beliefs, allowing their convictions to flow out into service.
  • Extract from : « The Journal of Negro History, Volume 5, 1920 » by Various
  • In fact, for all their cleverness, they appear to be acting out of something very close to desperation.
  • Extract from : « Oneness » by James H. Schmitz

Antonyms for acting out

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