role player


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role player

n.
1. One who assumes or acts out a particular role.
2. One who engages in role-playing.
3. Sports A team athlete who plays mainly in specific situations.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.role player - a person who makes deceitful pretensesrole player - a person who makes deceitful pretenses
beguiler, cheater, deceiver, trickster, slicker, cheat - someone who leads you to believe something that is not true
name dropper - someone who pretends that famous people are his/her friends
ringer - a contestant entered in a competition under false pretenses
2.role player - a theatrical performerrole player - a theatrical performer    
actress - a female actor
barnstormer, playactor, play-actor, trouper - an actor who travels around the country presenting plays
character actor - an actor who specializes in playing supporting roles
comedian - an actor in a comedy
ham actor, ham - an unskilled actor who overacts
heavy - an actor who plays villainous roles
ingenue - an actress who specializes in playing the role of an artless innocent young girl
leading man - actor who plays the leading male role
mime, mimer, mummer, pantomimer, pantomimist - an actor who communicates entirely by gesture and facial expression
performer, performing artist - an entertainer who performs a dramatic or musical work for an audience
plant - an actor situated in the audience whose acting is rehearsed but seems spontaneous to the audience
reenactor - a person who enacts a role in an event that occurred earlier
scene-stealer - an actor who draws more attention than other actors in the same scene; "babies are natural scene-stealers"
movie actor, screen actor - an actor who plays a role in a film
principal, star, lead - an actor who plays a principal role
extra, spear carrier, supernumerary - a minor actor in crowd scenes
tragedian - an actor who specializes in tragic roles
understudy, standby - an actor able to replace a regular performer when required
upstager - a selfish actor who upstages the other actors
walk-on - plays a small part in a dramatic production
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