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English adjective: imitation

1. imitation not genuine or real; being an imitation of the genuine article


SamplesIt isn't fake anything; it's real synthetic fur.
Faux pearls.
False teeth.
Decorated with imitation palm leaves.
A purse of simulated alligator hide.


Synonymsfake, false, faux, simulated


Similarartificial, unreal


Antonymsnatural


English noun: imitation

1. imitation (cognition) the doctrine that representations of nature or human behavior should be accurate imitations


Broader (hypernym)doctrine, ism, philosophical system, philosophy, school of thought


Narrower (hyponym)mimesis


Antonymsformalism

2. imitation (artifact) something copied or derived from an original


Broader (hypernym)copy


Narrower (hyponym)counterfeit, fake, forgery, postiche, sham

3. imitation (act) copying (or trying to copy) the actions of someone else


Broader (hypernym)copying


Narrower (hyponym)echo, emulation, mimicry

4. imitation (communication) a representation of a person that is exaggerated for comic effect


Synonymscaricature, impersonation


Broader (hypernym)humor, humour, wit, witticism, wittiness


Narrower (hyponym)burlesque, charade, lampoon, mock-heroic, mockery, parody, pasquinade, put-on, sendup, spoof, takeoff, travesty









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