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imitative (adj.)

1580s, probably from imitate + -ive; or else from French imitatif, from Late Latin imitativus, from imitat-, stem of Latin imitari "to copy, portray" (from PIE root *aim- "to copy").

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Definitions of imitative from WordNet

imitative (adj.)
marked by or given to imitation;
acting is an imitative art
man is an imitative being
imitative (adj.)
(of words) formed in imitation of a natural sound; "it was independently developed in more than one place as an onomatopoetic term"- Harry Hoijer;
onomatopoeic words are imitative of noises
Synonyms: echoic / onomatopoeic / onomatopoeical / onomatopoetic
imitative (adj.)
not genuine; imitating something superior;
Synonyms: counterfeit
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