Definition of imitative
- acting is an imitative art
- "hiss" is an imitative word
The architecture is imitative of a Japanese temple.
your writing style tends to be imitative of whichever author you've recently read
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: made or done to be like something or someone else
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the quality or state of being insatiable
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