HyperDic: imitative

English > 3 senses of the word imitative:
ADJECTIVEallimitativemarked by or given to imitation
allimitative, echoic, onomatopoeic, onomatopoeical, onomatopoetic(of words) formed in imitation of a natural sound
allimitative, counterfeitnot genuine
imitative > pronunciation
Rhymesabortive ... vituperative: 304 rhymes with ihv...
English > imitative: 3 senses > adjective 1
Meaningmarked by or given to imitation.
  • "acting is an imitative art"
  • "man is an imitative being"
Narrowerapish, apelikeBeing or given to servile imitation
mimeticExhibiting mimicry
mimicconstituting an imitation
parrotlikemechanically imitated or repeated without thought or understanding
simulatedReproduced or made to resemble
Oppositenonimitativenot marked by or given to imitation / imitation
Verbsimitatereproduce someone's behavior or looks
English > imitative: 3 senses > adjective 2
Meaning(of words) formed in imitation of a natural sound.
Example"onomatopoeic words are imitative of noises"
Synonymsechoic, onomatopoeic, onomatopoeical, onomatopoetic
Oppositenonechoicnot echoic or imitative of sound
Spanishecoico, onomatopeico
English > imitative: 3 senses > adjective 3
Meaningnot genuine; imitating something superior.
Narrowerassumed, false, fictitious, fictive, pretended, put on, shamAdopted in order to deceive / deceive
bad, forgedReproduced fraudulently
bogus, fake, phony, phoney, bastardfraudulent
inauthentic, unauthentic, spuriousIntended to deceive / deceive
mockconstituting a copy or imitation of something
ostensible, ostensiverepresented or appearing as such
pinchbeckServing as an imitation or substitute
pseudo(often used in combination) not genuine but having the appearance of
syntheticnot genuine or natural
See alsoartificial, unrealcontrived by art rather than nature
falsenot in accordance with the fact or reality or actuality
insincerelacking sincerity
unreallacking in reality or substance or genuineness
Oppositegenuine, echtnot fake or counterfeit
Spanishcontrahecho, falseado, falsificado, falso, imitado, imitativo
Verbsimitatemake a reproduction or copy of

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