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 of imitative apish, canned, emulative, epigonic (or epigonous), formulaic, mimetic, mimic, slavish, unoriginal Words Related to imitative 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 of imitative authentic, bona fide, legitimate, true; genuine, natural, real; classic, ideal, model Antonyms of imitative 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 of imitative artificial, bogus, dummy, ersatz, factitious, fake, false, faux, imitation, man-made, mimic, mock, pretend, sham, simulated, substitute, syntheticWords Related to imitative 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 of imitative authentic, bona fide, legitimate, true; premium, quality, valuable; pure, unadulteratedAntonyms of imitative genuine, natural, real
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