imitative

Definitions of imitative
  1. adjective
    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
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    Antonyms:
    nonimitative
    not marked by or given to imitation
  2. adjective
    (of words) formed in imitation of a natural sound
    “onomatopoeic words are imitative of noises”
    synonyms: echoic, onomatopoeic, onomatopoeical, onomatopoetic
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    Antonyms:
    nonechoic
    not echoic or imitative of sound
  3. adjective
    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
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    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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