Synonyms and Antonyms of imitative
1 using or marked by the use of something else as a basis or model <your writing style tends to be imitative of whichever author you've recently read> Synonyms apish, canned, emulative, epigonic (or epigonous), formulaic, mimetic, mimic, slavish, unoriginal Related Words copied, cribbed, plagiarized; artificial, bogus, factitious, fake, false, imitation, man-made, mock, sham, simulated, substitute, synthetic; duplicated, photocopied, reduplicated, reproduced, transcribed; backup; counterfeit, deceptive, forged, fraudulent, misleading; cut-and-dried (also cut-and-dry), perfunctory, routine, uninspired Near Antonyms authentic, bona fide, legitimate, true; genuine, natural, real; classic, ideal, model Antonyms archetypal (also archetypical), original
2 being such in appearance only and made with or manufactured from usually cheaper materials <an imitative extract never has the flavor of the real thing> Synonyms artificial, bogus, dummy, ersatz, factitious, fake, false, faux, imitation, man-made, mimic, mock, pretend, sham, simulated, substitute, syntheticRelated Words cultured, manufactured, process; unauthentic; adulterated, designer, doctored, engineered, fudged, juggled, manipulated, tampered (with); concocted, fabricated; counterfeit, deceptive, forged, fraudulent, misleading, phony (also phoney); affected, brummagem, feigned, pinchbeck, pseudo, spuriousNear Antonyms authentic, bona fide, legitimate, true; premium, quality, valuable; pure, unadulteratedAntonyms genuine, natural, real
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