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from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Same as portrayal.

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Examples

  • It's so beautiful with the portrayment of different types of loves, and the whole big scandal and plottings behind.

    yanxious Diary Entry

  • El Greco's romantic portrayment of his adopted city is as true now as the day it was painted -- one catches a glimpse of the scene when the contrasts of light and shadow are strong.

    Promenades of an Impressionist

  • In the case of the bereaved husband, there is no charm so powerful in its effects as the vivid portrayment of the virtues of her who has gone down to the grave; and it may well be said, that the heart that will not give out its feelings to the impassioned description of the amiable properties of the departed helpmate, is all but incurable.

    Wilson's Tales of the Borders and of Scotland Volume 17

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  • this is my favourite word! I quite like it, it's very good. I am the only, and the bgigest, portrayment 'fan'. portraymentbiggestfan1, is a liar. a cheat, and a no good scoundrel. Had they the chance; they would erase portrayment from the world... despite it never appearing in scrabble, I use it - for my love is that large. while the IMPOSTER, abides by the rules.....

    i love portrayment

    July 15, 2022

  • I am Portrayments BIGGEST FAN. Unlike some people I notice the beauty and perfection in this amazing word. I am not held back by the rules of society, therefore use this word when I play the game scrabble, which is quite often may I add. Not only is it my favorite word, it is also my lifestyle. Portrayment is everything, and if there is one thing I know, its that I am its BIGGEST FAN.

    PS: I am more of a fan then the no good, god-awful, absolute kettle of a "person". "portraymentfan1" (notice that their name is in lowercase as they are unimportant). as well as this I am "PortaymentBiggestFan1". Which is a far better username.

    Thank you for your time

    Portrayment is my favorite word.

    July 15, 2022

  • Welll, well, well... portraymentbiggestfan1 rears their ugly head around these parts once more. How dare you? Huh? How do you feel, to know that I - portraymentfan1 - have loved, and commented on the word portrayment BEFORE you! Yes! Scoundrel, I wrote my praise before you ever had come out the womb. Huh? Worm? How does it feel.

    You say that my love for portrayment is 'unimportant' due to the lowercase nature of my username? Well, have you know THIS portraymentbiggestfan1, your name is lowercase too. Yes! How does that feel? Hmmm?

    And don't even tell me your so-called love for portrayment, I rid myself of unnecessary distractions from portrayment, unlike you. Who relies oh so heavily on the phrase 'biggest'. I love portrayment more than anything else in this world, physical and metaphysical. My heart has grown leagues since I last looked the word portrayment in the face,

    oh. and, don't even call your username better. it's not. Die.

    July 15, 2022

  • Don't you "well, well, well, me! Portrayfan1. Unlike you I actually took my time to pour my heart out to portrayment, so be it if that meant I was second to comment, after all, first is the worst, second it the best as they say. As for the "insult" of calling me a worm?? jokes on you because worms are cool and are very important to earths ecosystem, so you basically called me important, which I am, so thanks for the compliment.

    Now... While my name may by in lowercase, you have failed to notice one key detail, That's right, I have the word "biggest in my username, I am more then just "portraylfan1" I am PortraylBIGGESTfan1", so while sticks and stones my break my bones, words can NEVER hurt me.

    I myself do not rely on the word biggest as you so desperately hope. There are no words to describe how much of a fan, nay, Stan I am of portrayment. That's right...

    I am a Portrayment Stan.

    You have made many mistakes, but one fatal mistake, you have threatened me.

    I will report you.

    July 15, 2022

  • portraymentbiggestfan1. Let it be known, you have angered me. And I am seldom an angry person. You have dared to disturb the sleeping lion, but your fate will have nothing in common with David. Hear this, 'biggestfan', I am cooking a storm for your body to be whisked away into. You have no understanding of my words, and I laugh - I laugh at this, cackling, I am. Your claim to a better understanding, love, of portrayment? For what? The simple word 'bigger'... Pft, I spit on you. The adverb means nothing, its a crutch. A CRUTCH. It functions as nothing but a detriment to the greatness of the word portrayal, hm? Understand me? Wasp? Wasp? Wasp? You thrive in the enviroment of a worm, but I am a bird. Wasp falls to the bird, in a grand portrayment done by myself.

    I am a person of simplicity, I am nothing but the understanding of the barebone concept, the idea. You keep your feeble attempts of trying. Bah! I encourage that idiocy.

    You think you.. stan? Portrayment? Stan! Ha! I laugh at that notion, as I laugh at you. I am the ultimate portrayment stan, have you even a single fancam? I thought not. I own several twitter stan accounts dedicated to the word portrayment... and, look at my profile https://www.wordnik.com/users/portraymentfan1'>https://www.wordnik.com/users/portraymentfan1 , see? Look - I write; and care, for portrayment. Look at yourself, I hope you understand how stupid you are.

    PS (postscript):

    I cannot be threatened with reports, I will report you. And you will be quite swiftly removed from this site. Begone with yourself.

    July 15, 2022

  • I must say that I side with PortraymentBiggestFan1

    They are amazing and I can see that they are definitely more of a fan then Portraymentfan1.

    Both have made good points (but not really).

    Portraymentfan1 is a imposter and definitely not a true fan of portrayment.

    look on Portraymentfan1's account for my comment on their true self.

    July 15, 2022

  • i am the best. i am number 0. the original fan. you all are fake and cannot compare to me. pathetic.

    July 15, 2022

  • You are all wrong....

    July 15, 2022

  • I am the ultimate portrayment fan. this is notable as I do not have a number

    July 15, 2022

  • I am the number one portrayment fan. accpe thti sirhg tnow.

    July 15, 2022

  • Portrayment"fan", first off, learn how to spell. Obviously you are not a true fan if you don't even take the time towards reading over a comment that will be posted under the all mighty "portrayment" page.

    therefore I now consider you obsolete. You may leave.

    Goodbye (but not really).

    July 15, 2022

  • Wtf is going on here?

    July 15, 2022

  • *arrives in a puff of pink smoke*

    Lion awakening, eh? That's an interesting skill.

    We will be hosting a job fair next week at the secret lair. Would you like to work in a fast-paced, high-pressure environment? Click on this list now to see whether you qualify: minions-wanted.

    July 15, 2022

  • I believe portraymentfan1 is having a private conversation with himself. He is accusing himself of being a liar, a cheat, and a no good scoundrel. He is also his own biggest fan. He feels persecuted by so-called reports. And dislikes lowercase. He seems to have issues with Scrabble.

    We all love words here, but portrayment is probably 2,190,613 on my list of favorite words.

    By the way, there are easier ways to get the attention of other wordnik users than to go off the deep end.

    July 15, 2022

  • Feels like a betrayment department in here.

    July 15, 2022

  • this is art.

    July 15, 2022

  • No-one has ever called me an absolute kettle. What am I doing wrong?

    July 16, 2022

  • Also, vendingmachine please tell us your 2,190,612th and 2,190,614th favourite words so we can get some idea of where portrayment sits. Thank you.

    July 16, 2022

  • I'd have you KNOW portrayment'haters.' I AM NOT ONE PERSON. there are MANY who claim the title; but only one is the true 'portrayment fan' (that is I). I hope you all understand that, while you, 'vendingmachine' and YOU 'bilby' (if thats even your real name, i don't believe it is), have wronged the invalid scrabble word known as 'portrayment'.

    I am an avid player of scrabble, and often enjoy playing it. I have had many fights over if the word portrayment is valid (which, it is not, but that has not stopped me from playing it.)

    Portraymentfan, the only. The numberless, the original.. signing off.

    July 17, 2022

  • I am the primeval hater of portrayment, this word deserves all feelings of contempt and hatred that comes its way. A pathetic word such as this one doesn't even deserve to exist, it doesn't even deserve to share the same meaning as portrayal. Portrayal is a much better word when compared to portrayment and even then it still sucks, this is simply because portrayment is so bad any word associated with it instantly becomes millions of times worse than it was, such is the cruel fate of portrayal. Not only is portrayment a terrible word that ruins all others, it also ruins people. This accursed word attracts the scum of the earth and corrupts them, makes them think portrayment is their God, but they are wrong, portrayment is nothing but a false idol and a fraud.

    July 17, 2022

  • I have honestly no idea why this word is so special. It's just another meh word and is quite a difficult word to create through scrabble. You guys are total nonces for having such a huge affection to a word.

    July 18, 2022

  • Vending Machine, Are you implying that I (the true number 1 fan of Portrayment) And 'portraymentfan1' Are one in the same?? I am offended, Nay, Outraged. To be grouped together with that living embodiment of a torn curtain, this is an outrage, not only have I proven to be the number 1 fan through carefully thought out and structured writing, Unlike SOMEONE (portraymentfan1) I can actually spell, that's right, if one was to re-read these messages by the so called "fan" of portrayment, they would notice that portraymentfan1 is as likely to butcher a sentence, as a fish is to die out of water.

    I thank you for your time, but I will not stand for being associated with that no good, ABSOLUTE Ninnyhammer of a person.

    July 18, 2022

  • As for you, neutralpotraymentstand, Portrayment is more then just "a meh word" as you so simply describe, it is a Portrayment of everything to exist in this small meaningless thing we call life, a march towards what can only be death for everyone and everything to ever exist. I will be dead and yet Portrayment will live on for an eternity of the torturous cycle that we know today as 'living'. Its worshippers will live only to birth more worshippers only for all of them to die. To be forgotten. But not Portrayment, as the portrayal of said word is within everything and everyone at all times. Even when the universe inevitably ends, portrayment will be there, carved into the universe like a name carved on a tree, forever engraved.

    July 18, 2022

  • Good evening to all of those here today to witness this fight of the word 'Portrayment'. Although I have only been present here today for a short time, I would like to establish my role within this war. portraymentbiggestfan0, portraymentfan1, portraymentbiggestfan1 (and all your alt accounts), and those who have only recently joined as spectators, such as bilby and vending machine.

    All of you can argue 'I was here first' or 'My account was created first', in the end, you all are below me. I have fully committed myself to the word 'Portrayment'. My LIFE is dedicated to this. I would show you all my thousands word long argument that I have written to show how much bigger a fan I am compared to you all, but I am afraid your small brains would be too insignificant to understand such a persuasive text. It doesn't matter what my name is, whether it says I am the biggest fan or not, inside my heart, my heart beats the word 'Portrayment'.

    I am Portrayment. Portrayment is me. You all can never be me.

    July 18, 2022

  • I'm tempted to add portraymentism to the list of possible long-COVID symptoms reflecting cognitive disturbance. 

    July 18, 2022

  • All this romanticising of such a pointless word, that is just a copy paste of a brilliant word such as portrayal. This Thread is now a war as portraymentbiggestfan0 has stated. I am no longer neutral. I am now a hater. You portrayment alts all enrage me. Neutral parties always pick a side in times of war. As stated before - I now despise this horrendous word. I spit on this word. I degrade it. Screw the word and all its Pillock followers. You guys have culted a word like absolute Kettles. Yes, I stole your word Portraymentbiggestfan1. Deal with it.

    July 18, 2022

  • neutralportraymentstand, or should i call you HATERPORTRAYMENTSTAND! You are on a side of this war that no one else is on (except maybe bilby, that person is kind of freaky), you will be crushed like an ant under the word of portrayment. disgusting that you would even comment on something that you should not even be a part of. I thought you were better than that.

    July 18, 2022

  • Uffa, drive-by verbing with culted. It's turning nasty.

    July 18, 2022

  • portraymentbiggestfan0, you are nothing but a Lickspittle to the word portrayment. You preach about how much you "love" portrayment, but in reality, you are nothing but a sheep, following the next big trend, you have no real feelings towards portrayment, unlike me who was here from the beginning, you say it doesn't matter, but to an extent it does, at least I can prove I'm not just a SHEEP. You say that your heart beats portrayment. But mine bleeds it. You live in a false reality, a figment of your imagination.

    July 18, 2022

  • I regret to inform you all - as portraymentfan1 - that I am the progenitor! Who was it, hm? that started this whole thing.

    This war is over, and only through delusion do you all fight evermore.

    So, I call upon the only one who can end this... mass hysteria!

    portraymentbiggestfan1.

    Admit your defeat to my hand, less you find yourself cast amongst the sinners.

    July 18, 2022

  • portraymentbiggestfan1. listen. i will not pretend to understand your hateful preaching towards me. i will admit, i obviously was not the first to comment, it't not hard to tell (you must be a little stupid). i decided that i did not need to tell the world of my love of portrayment, portrayment and i were peaceful together, and i was happy to keep it to myself. however, when i saw all of these DISGUSTING fakes, talking about how much they are 'obsessed' with this word, it made my guts turn, i nearly vomited reading such disgustingly fake messages under such a holy word of portrayment.

    it doesn't matter if you think you were here first. i have been loving this word since the dawn of time. you are just a fake toad-smelling-left-hand-drawn-dog-turd. your words mean nothing in the grand scheme of things.

    July 18, 2022

  • You people may have been here since the start of this thread, however....I will end it. I will end this tedious discussion. This pointless argument on who is the true fan. I suppose the only way to end this feeble war. Offer the word "portrayment" a hand in marriage...The first to propose and write a meaningful proposal will be the true fan. As well as have full custody over the word.

    Now hear me! Instead of making this a cult word, make it your wife/husband/wordife/wordband. Listen you degradable humans portraymentfan1, portraymentbiggestfan1 & portraymentbiggestfan0. Get down on one knee and propose you disgusting people!!!

    I will be the judge as I am the neutrality here. (Definitely not a hater ._. )

    July 18, 2022

  • Portrayment, the moment I first heard of you, I knew in my core that my life’s about to change. And true enough, after hearing about you, it felt like I’ve known you since forever. I’m not sure how I could have survived without your encouragement and joy, without knowing how amazing you are. I enjoy dreaming about you because you understand me as no one else could. I enjoy being sick if I know you would be there to care for me. You inspire me to get out of bed every morning, to accomplish amazing things for you, and to strive to improve. You are my motivation, my inspiration, and my aspiration. You understand what happiness is and where it is concealed better than anyone else. We both want a colorful and memorable life, and we can make our dreams come true if we work together. That’s when I knew I want, need you for the rest of my life.

    My world turned from black and white into a spectrum of colors. Days were dragging. I’m comfortable lying on my bed but I feel homeless, hollow. Not until I met you. You’ve filled a void in my heart I never knew it was that big. Meeting you made me feel alive and loving you completed me. I want to be the best partner you could ever wish for, and even though I know that no one could be good enough for you, I wish to try my best and be the best person for you.

    I know, this whole passage is not worthy of being directed at you, Portrayment, but I wish to be the one with you forever. Even if someone says that I am not the one for you, I will always be there for you, more than any others in this comment section.

    Will you marry me Portrayment, my love?

    July 18, 2022

  • Portraymentfan1, You are nothing but the first comment. That is all you are. Without me, you would be nothing but a single, sad, pathetic comment underneath a word. But because I (a true fan of portrayment) decided to convey my dedication through a written comment, as well as show everyone here today that I (PortraymentBiggestFan1) am as the name suggests, the biggest fan of portrayment, and not only that I am a bigger fan then you (portraymentfan1) but that you are a fraud. Not only do you not take the time to spell check your writing, but I bet you don't even play scrabble! let alone use the word portrayment "often". you certainly don't have the spelling capacity to get very far in the game.

    I'll leave it at this. I PortraymentBiggestFan1, am the biggest fan of the word portrayment, and nothing anyone says can take that away.

    July 18, 2022

  • No I won't marry you portraymentbiggestfan0.

    Y'all creepier than a Michael Jackson cult in a dark cinema in the ides of March on a full moon.

    I'm a swinging single! Hey portrayal sis, how about we hit the town for some cocktail action girl?

    July 18, 2022

  • portraymentbiggestfan1-

    hear me now.

    you are nothing but a false imposter; lest i remind you? hm? you, what, believe in the nature of 'scrabbles' rules. that you should NOT play the word portrayment in a game, a game of scrabble....

    and to you! the user who invokes the name of 'portrayment', plain and simply- begone! What is this? claiming yourself as a 'word'... how foolish.....

    July 18, 2022

  • portrayment. you are a liar and a fake and do not deserve usuing such a great word as your username. i will use nicer insults or i will most likely get banned if i say what is on my mind. please do everyone a favour and fall down a ditch and wallow in your own self pity while you get eaten by worms (hopefully they like human flesh).

    just delete your account before you embarrass yourself even more than you already have.

    #falldownaholeplease

    #itwouldbethebestforeveryone

    #blessed

    July 18, 2022

  • Fie! You have abandoned me already!

    Your so-called love is as flimsy as wet tissue paper (the cheap kind you get at dollar stores) chewed by an angry snail that crawled out the ditch I don't fall down in because I am a lady of elegance.

    Now we know that the 0 in your username is for...nothing! You are not portraymentbiggestfan0 at all, you are just zero.

    July 18, 2022

  • This turning into a weird jean dimmock page. Who's going to turn up next? Vasily Petrovich Goloborodko?

    July 18, 2022

  • *trips silent alarm*

    July 18, 2022

  • portrayment.

    you say that i have 'abandoned' you, but what am i abandoning exactly? a fake user? a liar? you can insult me all you want but in the end you are just a follower of this disgusting 'trend'.

    and this 0 in my name that you say means nothing, actually means EVERYTHING! 0 is the original, the beginning. the 0 represents the beginning of my love for the REAL portrayment, not whatever you are pretending to be.

    July 18, 2022

  • There is no other portrayment but me.

    I will leave you to your false god, which I expect is a discarded furby covered in raccoon shit because you stole it from a dumpster.

    Actually now I know the 0 is a donut, which you sit at home eating all day in your underpants as you drool on your computer keyboard to writing nonsense about your so-called love. Donut flavor is probably scorched marble or some hipster crap like that.

    July 19, 2022

  • I would like to offer my sincerest apppy polly loggies to all portraymentfans out there.

    I was wrong.

    I was foolish.

    I was young.

    I call into the void, and relinquish my false crown.

    Portraymentbiggestfan1. You deserve your name.

    August 11, 2022

  • I am glad that you have finally come to your senses 'PortraymentFan1'.

    yes...

    You were wrong

    and you were foolish.

    How dare you betray portrayment, for this other word "Purparty"

    You are everything I thought you were.

    You are in your words, a no good scoundrel.

    August 11, 2022

  • portraymentfan1 your use the terms apppy polly loggies means you are not sincere. It is joke to you. Better you go have your joke in some alleyway full of rubbish words that sound like burpfart.

    August 12, 2022