1. [ noun ] the doctrine that representations of nature or human behavior should be accurate imitations
Related terms: formalism doctrine mimesis
2. [ noun ] copying (or trying to copy) the actions of someone else
Related terms: copying emulation mimicry imitate
3. [ noun ] a copy that is presented as the original
Synonyms: forgery counterfeit
Related terms: copy fake forge
4. [ adjective ] not genuine or real; being an imitation of the genuine article
Synonyms: simulated false faux fake

"it isn't fake anything it's real synthetic fur" "faux pearls" "false teeth" "decorated with imitation palm leaves" "a purse of simulated alligator hide"

Related terms: artificial
5. [ adjective ] artificial and inferior
Synonyms: ersatz substitute

"ersatz coffee" "coffee substitute"

Related terms: artificial
6. [ noun ] a representation of a person that is exaggerated for comic effect
Synonyms: impersonation caricature
Related terms: wit parody mock-heroic impersonate
Similar spelling:   imitative