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EtymologyEdit

actor +‎ -ish

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actorish ‎(comparative more actorish, superlative most actorish)

  1. Of, pertaining to, or characteristic of an actor or theatrical acting; like an actor.
    His flamboyance was more actorish than anything else.
    • 1917, Photoplay: The Aristocrat of Motion Picture Magazines, page 82
      It seemed to me that Rockcliffe Fellows, as Randolph, was altogether too actorish. I should have preferred John Bowers, the altogether natural mild villain, in this part.
    • 2009, Jackie Strachan, Jane Moseley, Fantasy Art Bible, Chartwell (ISBN 9780785825524), page 97
      Do not be too frightened of making your characters perform exaggerated, actorish gestures.

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