Definitions for imitativeˈɪm ɪˌteɪ tɪv
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marked by or given to imitation
"acting is an imitative art"; "man is an imitative being"
echoic, imitative, onomatopoeic, onomatopoeical, onomatopoetic(adj)
(of words) formed in imitation of a natural sound
"onomatopoeic words are imitative of noises"; "it was independently developed in more than one place as an onomatopoetic term"- Harry Hoijer
not genuine; imitating something superior
"counterfeit emotion"; "counterfeit money"; "counterfeit works of art"; "a counterfeit prince"
Imitating; copying; not original.
Modelled after another thing.
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
formed after a model, pattern, or original
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
a verb expressive of imitation or resemblance
Origin: [L. imitavitus: cf. F. imitatif.]
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Man differs from other animals particularly in this, that he is imitative, and acquires his rudiments of knowledge in this way; besides, the delight in imitation is universal.
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