View synonyms for depicting


[ dih-pik-ting ]


  1. the act of portraying something by painting or other visual image or of describing it in words:

    The depicting of the national coat-of-arms on coins has been a tradition in Lithuanian minting for over 600 years.


  1. portraying or describing something (sometimes used in combination):

    This Alaskan village can be used as a depicting example, highlighting the impacts of climate change on the lives of Native villagers.

    A plan to withdraw the Gaddafi-depicting banknotes started with the 50-dinar note, the first to be retired.

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Word History and Origins

Origin of depicting1

First recorded in 1880–85; depict ( def ) + -ing 1( def ) for the noun; depict ( def ) + -ing 2( def ) for the adjective
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Example Sentences

The facades of funky restaurants, lounges and supermarkets are favorite Leff subjects, and several are depicted here.

Inside the brilliant yellow-and-silver cover are photographs depicting more than 100 locations in 60 countries.

I also spent a lot of time on the very streets Stamaty depicted in his work.

From Ozy

Yet many of the activities and party games depicted in It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown have all but disappeared from mainstream culture.

From Vox

The Postal Service’s ballot delivery figures, some critics say, do not fully depict its ballot-handling performance.

Do you worry about glorifying war, even inadvertently, by depicting it as something sacrosanct?

They hold signs depicting a fetus with a hanging umbilical cord.

Gay is highly regarded for her self-depicting stance that welcomes a less stately, more flawed concept of modern feminism.

Rose [the main character in “The Cryptozoologist”] and I have kind of the same job, which is depicting this valley.

The errant flashes of light in your brain depicting this possibility are strong enough to make you wince and want to cry.

A huge float comes along, depicting the stone age and the primitive man, every detail carefully studied from the museums.

It offers beautiful examples of his inspiration in depicting the lovely aspects of nature.

The western half of the gallery was decorated by the artist Delbecke, with paintings depicting the life of a cloth merchant.

The stories depicting him are best expounded as myths and figures.

In depicting character and describing scenes, you would be apt to display many of the characteristics which Dickens exhibits.