imitative[im′i tāt′iv; also, -i tə tiv′]
- formed from a model; reproducing the qualities of an original or another
- given to imitating; inclined to imitate others
- not genuine or real; imitation
- approximating in sound the thing or action signified; echoic: said of such words as hiss, ripple, clang
Origin: LL imitativus
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- Of or involving imitation.
- Not original; derivative.
- Tending to imitate.
- imˈi·taˌtive·ly adverb
- imˈi·taˌtive·ness noun