Definition of thespianism in English:



mass noun
  • The art or profession of acting.

    ‘the actors are convincing in their roles, but hardly set a standard for fine thespianism’
    • ‘Academy Award-winning actor George C. Peppard has passed away, leaving a gaping void in the field of thespianism.’
    • ‘Don't come looking here for award-winning thespianism.’
    • ‘While none of them are in danger of being accused of serious thespianism in this film, they're all having fun while keeping the film grounded in enjoyable characters.’
    • ‘Method acting infers there is some manner of process to their thespianism.’
    • ‘It is hard not to see something quietly tragic in his father's reaction to Charles's teenage thespianism.’
    • ‘It's always nice to see someone new stretch their thespianism for the sake of a snicker.’
    • ‘Partly because of the arcane quality of the shoot (all manner of camera tricks are employed), any over-the-top thespianism is subdued.’
    • ‘Gary's thespianism ultimately saves the day.’
    • ‘It's not just that Wood fails to develop his straightforward storyline beyond its rote parameters, or that the performances all reek of retirement home thespianism.’
    • ‘Narrative titles throughout the film display the same corny melodrama of the acted sequences and his youthful thespianism.’