1. portraying

noun. ['pɔrˈtreɪɪŋ'] a representation by picture or portraiture.


  • portrayal
  • depiction
  • mirror
  • depicting


  • -ing (English)
  • -ing (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • portray (English)
  • portraire (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))

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Words that Rhyme with Portraying

  • overplaying
  • displaying
  • disobeying
  • replaying
  • prepaying
  • nonpaying
  • doomsaying
  • dismaying
  • crocheting
  • conveying
  • betraying
  • surveying
  • straying
  • spraying
  • repaying
  • purveying
  • delaying
  • decaying
  • buffeting
  • swaying
  • staying
  • slaying
  • preying
  • praying
  • playing
  • obeying
  • greying
  • graying
  • fraying
  • allaying

Example sentences of the word portraying

1. Verb, gerund or present participle
This includes being in good health with no skin allergies and portraying a pleasant personality.

2. Adjective
Advertisers are increasingly portraying women who do not conform to a difficult-to-achieve ideal.

Quotes containing the word portraying

1. I’ve become skeptical of the unwritten rule that just because a boy and girl appear in the same feature, a romance must ensue. Rather, I want to portray a slightly different relationship, one where the two mutually inspire each other to live - if I’m able to, then perhaps I’ll be closer to portraying a true expression of love.
- Hayao Miyazaki

2. ...wearing a turban of yellow, signifying knowledge, and a robe of purple, portraying purity and activity, Virchand Gandhi of Bombay delivered a lecture on the religions of India....
- The New York Times