imitative

DEFINITIONS OF: imitative

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adj marked by or given to imitation

“acting is an imitative art”
“man is an imitative being”
Synonyms
apelike, apish
being or given to servile imitation
mimetic
exhibiting mimicry
mimic
constituting an imitation
parrotlike
mechanically imitated or repeated without thought or understanding
simulated
reproduced or made to resemble; imitative in character
Antonyms:
nonimitative
not marked by or given to imitation

adj (of words) formed in imitation of a natural sound

“onomatopoeic words are imitative of noises”
Synonyms:
echoic, onomatopoeic, onomatopoeical, onomatopoetic
Antonyms:
nonechoic
not echoic or imitative of sound

adj not genuine; imitating something superior

Synonyms:
counterfeit
assumed, false, fictitious, fictive, pretended, put on, sham
adopted in order to deceive
bad, forged
reproduced fraudulently
base
debased; not genuine
bastard, bogus, fake, phoney, phony
fraudulent; having a misleading appearance
inauthentic, spurious, unauthentic
intended to deceive
mock
constituting a copy or imitation of something
ostensible, ostensive
represented or appearing as such; pretended
pinchbeck
serving as an imitation or substitute
pseudo
(often used in combination) not genuine but having the appearance of
synthetic
not genuine or natural
artificial, unreal
contrived by art rather than nature
unreal
lacking in reality or substance or genuineness; not corresponding to acknowledged facts or criteria
insincere
lacking sincerity
false
not in accordance with the fact or reality or actuality
Antonyms:
echt, genuine
not fake or counterfeit
authentic, bona fide, unquestionable, veritable
not counterfeit or copied
attested, authenticated, documented
established as genuine
good, honest
not forged
honest-to-god, honest-to-goodness, old, sure-enough
(used informally especially for emphasis)
honest, honorable
not disposed to cheat or defraud; not deceptive or fraudulent
existent, real
being or occurring in fact or actuality; having verified existence; not illusory
sincere
open and genuine; not deceitful
true
consistent with fact or reality; not false
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