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, onomatopoeic, onomatopoeical, onomatopoetic] [ant: nonechoic]
3 not genuine; imitating something superior; "counterfeit emotion"; "counterfeit money"; "counterfeit works of art"; "a counterfeit prince" [syn: counterfeit] [ant: genuine]
- Imitating; copying; not original.
- Modelled after another thing.
imitating, not original
modelled after another thing
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