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Meaning of word imitative from English dictionary with examples, synonyms and antonyms.

imitative   adjective

Meaning : Marked by or given to imitation.

Example : Acting is an imitative art.
Man is an imitative being.

Not marked by or given to imitation.


Meaning : (of words) formed in imitation of a natural sound.

Example : Onomatopoeic words are imitative of noises.
It was independently developed in more than one place as an onomatopoetic term.

Synonyms : echoic, onomatopoeic, onomatopoeical, onomatopoetic

Not echoic or imitative of sound.


Meaning : Not genuine. Imitating something superior.

Example : Counterfeit emotion.
Counterfeit money.
Counterfeit works of art.
A counterfeit prince.

Synonyms : counterfeit

Not fake or counterfeit.

A genuine Picasso.
Genuine leather.
echt, genuine