|1.||[ adjective ] marked by or given to imitation|
"acting is an imitative art" "man is an imitative being"
|Related terms:||nonimitative parrotlike mimetic simulated mimic apish|
|2.||[ adjective ] (of words) formed in imitation of a natural sound|
|Synonyms:||onomatopoeic onomatopoeical onomatopoetic echoic|
"onomatopoeic words are imitative of noises" "it was independently developed in more than one place as an onomatopoetic term"- Harry Hoijer
|3.||[ adjective ] not genuine; imitating something superior|
"counterfeit emotion" "counterfeit money" "counterfeit works of art" "a counterfeit prince"
|Related terms:||genuine pseudo bogus assumed mock inauthentic pinchbeck bad base synthetic ostensible false artificial unreal insincere|