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imitative

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

Simple Definition of imitative

  • : made or done to be like something or someone else

Full Definition of imitative

  1. 1 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

  2. 2 :  inclined to imitate

  3. 3 :  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>



1584

First Known Use of imitative

1584



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