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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.


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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