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Meaning & Definition of Imitative in English

English

Imitative

/ɪmətetɪv/

adjective

1. Marked by or given to imitation

  • "Acting is an imitative art"
  • "Man is an imitative being"
    synonym:
  • imitative

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
    synonym:
  • echoic
  • ,
  • imitative
  • ,
  • onomatopoeic
  • ,
  • onomatopoeical
  • ,
  • onomatopoetic

3. Not genuine

  • Imitating something superior
  • "Counterfeit emotion"
  • "Counterfeit money"
  • "Counterfeit works of art"
  • "A counterfeit prince"
    synonym:
  • counterfeit
  • ,
  • imitative