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Synonyms for swash

to flow or move with a low slapping sound

to hurl or scatter liquid upon

to walk with exaggerated or unnatural motions expressive of self-importance or self-display

Synonyms for swash

the movement or sound of water

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make violent, noisy movements

act in an arrogant, overly self-assured, or conceited manner

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Surely, Rosalind's declaration as she dons her male disguise in As You Like It succinctly expresses her intuition that gender is performative: "We'll have a swashing and martial outside, / As many other mannish cowards have / That do outface it with their semblances" (1.3.120-22).