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English adjective: imitative

1. imitative marked by or given to imitation


SamplesActing is an imitative art.
Man is an imitative being.


Similarapelike, apish, mimetic, mimic, parrotlike, simulated


Antonymsnonimitative

2. imitative (of words) formed in imitation of a natural sound


SamplesOnomatopoeic words are imitative of noises.
It was independently developed in more than one place as an onomatopoetic term.


Synonymsechoic, onomatopoeic, onomatopoeical, onomatopoetic


Antonymsnonechoic

3. imitative not genuine; imitating something superior


SamplesCounterfeit emotion.
Counterfeit money.
Counterfeit works of art.
A counterfeit prince.


Synonymscounterfeit


Similarassumed, bad, base, bastard, bogus, fake, false, fictitious, fictive, forged, inauthentic, mock, ostensible, ostensive, phoney, phony, pinchbeck, pretended, pseudo, put on, sham, spurious, synthetic, unauthentic


See alsoartificial, false, insincere, unreal, unreal


Antonymsecht, genuine









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