adjective im·i·ta·tive \ˈi-mə-ˌtā-tiv, especially British -tə-tiv\

: made or done to be like something or someone else

Full Definition of IMITATIVE

a :  marked by imitation <acting is an imitative art>
b :  reproducing or representing a natural sound :  onomatopoeic <“hiss” is an imitative word>
c :  exhibiting mimicry
:  inclined to imitate
:  imitating something superior :  counterfeit
im·i·ta·tive·ly adverb
im·i·ta·tive·ness noun

Examples of IMITATIVE

  1. The architecture is imitative of a Japanese temple.
  2. <your writing style tends to be imitative of whichever author you've recently read>

First Known Use of IMITATIVE

IMITATIVENESS Defined for Kids


adjective im·i·ta·tive \ˈi-mə-ˌtā-tiv\

Definition of IMITATIVE for Kids

:  made or done to be like something or someone else <imitative sounds>


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