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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 of mimic artificial, bogus, dummy, ersatz, factitious, fake, false, faux, imitative, man-made, imitation, mock, pretend, sham, simulated, substitute, syntheticWords Related to mimic 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 mimic authentic, bona fide, legitimate, true; premium, quality, valuable; pure, unadulteratedAntonyms of mimic 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 of mimic apish, canned, emulative, epigonic (or epigonous), formulaic, mimetic, imitative, slavish, unoriginalWords Related to mimic 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 of mimic authentic, bona fide, legitimate, true; genuine, natural, real; classic, ideal, modelAntonyms of mimic 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 of mimic imitator, impersonator, impressionist, personator Words Related to mimic 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 of mimic mime, mummer, pantomime, pantomimistWords Related to mimic 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 of mimic burlesque, caricature, do, imitate, mock, parody, send up, spoof, travesty Words Related to mimic 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 of mimic ape, copy, copycat, emulate, mime, imitateWords Related to mimic ditto, echo, reecho, repeat; burlesque, caricature, lampoon, mock, parody, travesty; impersonate, perform, play; pantomime

Synonym Discussion of mimic

copy, imitate, mimic, ape, mock mean to make something so that it resembles an existing thing. copy suggests duplicating an original as nearly as possible.
    • copied the painting and sold the fake as an original
imitate suggests following a model or a pattern but may allow for some variation.
    • imitate a poet's style
mimic implies a close copying (as of voice or mannerism) often for fun, ridicule, or lifelike imitation.
    • pupils mimicking their teacher
ape may suggest presumptuous, slavish, or inept imitating of a superior original.
    • American fashion designers aped their European colleagues
mock usually implies imitation with derision.
    • mocking a vain man's pompous manner

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