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mimic

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of mimic

  1. 1 being such in appearance only and made with or manufactured from usually cheaper materials police were concerned that the mimic gun, although intended only as a toy, might be confused with the real thing in certain situations Synonyms artificial, bogus, dummy, ersatz, factitious, fake, false, faux, imitative, man-made, imitation, 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

  2. 2 using or marked by the use of something else as a basis or model a mimic battle fought by kids playing around in the schoolyard Synonyms apish, canned, emulative, epigonic (or epigonous), formulaic, mimetic, imitative, slavish, unoriginalRelated 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, uninspiredNear Antonyms authentic, bona fide, legitimate, true; genuine, natural, real; classic, ideal, modelAntonyms archetypal (also archetypical), original


mimic

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of mimic

  1. 1 a person who imitates another's voice and mannerisms for comic effect a gifted mimic who can do a terrific imitation of anyone's voice Synonyms imitator, impersonator, impressionist, personator Related Words burlesquer, caricaturist, lampooner, mocker, parodist, satirist; mime, mimer, mummer, pantomime, pantomimist; actor, entertainer, performer, player, trouper; ape, copycat, echo, parrot, rubber stamp

  2. 2 an actor in a story performed silently and entirely by body movements a mimic in black clothes and white facial makeup Synonyms mime, mummer, pantomime, pantomimistRelated Words busker [chiefly British], entertainer, performer, player, trouper; aper, imitator, impersonator, impressionist; clown, pantaloon


mimic

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of mimic

  1. 1 to copy or exaggerate (someone or something) in order to make fun of the comedian was famous for mimicking the President's distinctive lisp Synonyms burlesque, caricature, do, imitate, mock, parody, send up, spoof, travesty Related Words lampoon, pasquinade, satirize; deride, gibe (or jibe), ridicule; ape, copycat, monkey, parrot; duplicate, emulate, replicate, reproduce; act, counterfeit, dissemble, fake, feign, pretend, sham, simulate; elaborate, embellish, embroider, exaggerate, magnify, pad, play up, stretch; amplify, enhance, enlarge (on or upon), expand, flesh (out), overdraw, overstate, put on; mime, pantomime; impersonate, perform, personate, play

  2. 2 to use (someone or something) as the model for one's speech, mannerisms, or behavior began to learn their language by mimicking the sounds they made Synonyms ape, copy, copycat, emulate, mime, imitateRelated Words ditto, echo, reecho, repeat; burlesque, caricature, lampoon, mock, parody, travesty; impersonate, perform, play; pantomime


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