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Definition of imitative:

  1. A verb expressive of imitation or resemblance.
  2. Designed to imitate another species of animal, or a plant, or inanimate object, for some useful purpose, such as protection from enemies; having resamblance to something else; as, imitative colors; imitative habits; dendritic and mammillary forms of minerals are imitative.
  3. Formed after a model, pattern, or original.
  4. Inclined to imitate, copy, or follow; imitating; exhibiting some of the qualities or characteristics of a pattern or model; dependent on example; not original; as, man is an imitative being; painting is an imitative art.

Synonyms:

fictitious, simulated, echolike, parrotlike, phoney, bastard, spurious, phony, forged, fake, apish, slavish, onomatopoetic, onomatopoeic, counterfeit, deceptive, inauthentic, fictive, false, apelike, ostensive, assumed, bad, ostensible, unauthentic, mimic, base, pinchbeck, bogus, emulative, put on, sham, same, pretended, onomatopoeical, echoic, mimetic, pseudo, synthetic, mock.

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