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Definition 1: marked by or given to imitation - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where imitative or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • acting is an imitative art
  • man is an imitative being

(imitative is similar to ...) being or given to servile imitation

(imitative is similar to ...) exhibiting mimicry

"mimetic coloring of a butterfly" "the mimetic tendency of infancy"

(imitative is similar to ...) constituting an imitation

"the mimic warfare of the opera stage"

(imitative is similar to ...) mechanically imitated or repeated without thought or understanding

"a mere parrotlike word-calling process" "a voice quality sounding parrotlike"

(imitative is similar to ...) reproduced or made to resemble; imitative in character

"under simulated combat conditions"

Definition 2: (of words) formed in imitation of a natural sound - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where imitative or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • onomatopoeic words are imitative of noises
  • it was independently developed in more than one place as an onomatopoetic term

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Definition 3: not genuine; imitating something superior - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where imitative or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • counterfeit emotion
  • counterfeit money
  • counterfeit works of art
  • a counterfeit prince

Synonyms for imitative in the sense of this definition

(imitative is similar to ...) adopted in order to deceive

"an assumed name" "an assumed cheerfulness" "a fictitious address" "fictive sympathy" "a pretended interest" "a put-on childish voice" "sham modesty"

(imitative is similar to ...) not genuine or natural

"counterfeit rhetoric that flourishes when passions are synthetic"

(imitative is similar to ...) (often used in combination) not genuine but having the appearance of

"a pseudo esthete" "pseudoclassic"

(imitative is similar to ...) serving as an imitation or substitute

"pinchbeck heroism"

(imitative is similar to ...) represented or appearing as such; pretended

"His ostensible purpose was charity, his real goal popularity"

(imitative is similar to ...) constituting a copy or imitation of something

"boys in mock battle"

(imitative is similar to ...) false or fake; not what it appears to be

"a spurious work of art"

(imitative is similar to ...) fraudulent; having a misleading appearance

(imitative is similar to ...) debased; not genuine

"an attempt to eliminate the base coinage"

(imitative is similar to ...) reproduced fraudulently

"like a bad penny..." "a forged twenty dollar bill"

(means also ...) contrived by art rather than nature

"artificial flowers" "artificial flavoring" "an artificial diamond" "artificial fibers" "artificial sweeteners"

(means also ...) lacking in reality or substance or genuineness; not corresponding to acknowledged facts or criteria

"ghosts and other unreal entities" "unreal propaganda serving as news"

(means also ...) lacking sincerity

"a charming but thoroughly insincere woman" "their praise was extravagant and insincere"

(means also ...) not in accordance with the fact or reality or actuality

"gave false testimony under oath" "false tales of bravery"

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