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ADJECTIVE (3)

1. marked by or given to imitation;
- Example: "acting is an imitative art"
- Example: "man is an imitative being"

2. (of words) formed in imitation of a natural sound;
- Example: "onomatopoeic words are imitative of noises"
- Example: "it was independently developed in more than one place as an onomatopoetic term"- Harry Hoijer
[syn: echoic, imitative, onomatopoeic, onomatopoeical, onomatopoetic]

3. not genuine; imitating something superior;
- Example: "counterfeit emotion"
- Example: "counterfeit money"
- Example: "counterfeit works of art"
- Example: "a counterfeit prince"
[syn: counterfeit, imitative]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Imitative \Im"i*ta*tive\, a. [L. imitavitus: cf. F. imitatif.] 1. Inclined to imitate, copy, or follow; imitating; exhibiting some of the qualities or characteristics of a pattern or model; dependent on example; not original; as, man is an imitative being; painting is an imitative art. [1913 Webster] 2. Formed after a model, pattern, or original. [1913 Webster] This temple, less in form, with equal grace, Was imitative of the first in Thrace. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] 3. (Nat. Hist.) Designed to imitate another species of animal, or a plant, or inanimate object, for some useful purpose, such as protection from enemies; having resemblance to something else; as, imitative colors; imitative habits; dendritic and mammillary forms of minerals are imitative. -- Im"i*ta*tive*ly, adv. -- Im"i*ta*tive*ness, n. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Imitative \Im"i*ta*tive\, n. (Gram.) A verb expressive of imitation or resemblance. [R.] [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

imitative adj 1: marked by or given to imitation; "acting is an imitative art"; "man is an imitative being" [ant: nonimitative] 2: (of words) formed in imitation of a natural sound; "onomatopoeic words are imitative of noises"; "it was independently developed in more than one place as an onomatopoetic term"- Harry Hoijer [syn: echoic, imitative, onomatopoeic, onomatopoeical, onomatopoetic] [ant: nonechoic] 3: not genuine; imitating something superior; "counterfeit emotion"; "counterfeit money"; "counterfeit works of art"; "a counterfeit prince" [syn: counterfeit, imitative] [ant: echt, genuine]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

45 Moby Thesaurus words for "imitative": apish, battological, delineatory, depictive, duplicative, echoic, echoing, embodying, emulative, figurative, graphic, ideographic, illustrational, illustrative, incarnating, iterative, limning, mimetic, mimic, mimish, onomatopoeic, onomatopoetic, parrotlike, personifying, pictographic, pictorial, portraying, recapitulative, redundant, reduplicative, reechoing, reiterant, reiterative, repeating, repetitional, repetitive, representational, representative, representing, simulative, symbolizing, tautological, tautologous, typifying, vivid