Antonyms of noun imitation

1 of 4 senses of imitation

Sense 1
imitation -- (the doctrine that representations of nature or human behavior should be accurate imitations)
       Antonym of formalism (Sense 1)
      => formalism -- (the doctrine that formal structure rather than content is what should be represented)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun imitation

4 senses of imitation

Sense 1
imitation -- (the doctrine that representations of nature or human behavior should be accurate imitations)
       => doctrine, philosophy, philosophical system, school of thought, ism -- (a belief (or system of beliefs) accepted as authoritative by some group or school)

Sense 2
imitation -- (something copied or derived from an original)
       => copy -- (a thing made to be similar or identical to another thing; "she made a copy of the designer dress"; "the clone was a copy of its ancestor")

Sense 3
imitation -- (copying (or trying to copy) the actions of someone else)
       => copying -- (an act of copying)

Sense 4
caricature, imitation, impersonation -- (a representation of a person that is exaggerated for comic effect)
       => wit, humor, humour, witticism, wittiness -- (a message whose ingenuity or verbal skill or incongruity has the power to evoke laughter)

Antonyms of adj imitation

1 sense of imitation

Sense 1
fake, false, faux, imitation, simulated -- (not genuine or real; being an imitation of the genuine article; "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")

INDIRECT (VIA artificial) -> natural -- (existing in or produced by nature; not artificial or imitation; "a natural pearl"; "natural gas"; "natural silk"; "natural blonde hair"; "a natural sweetener"; "natural fertilizers")

Similarity of adj imitation

1 sense of imitation

Sense 1
fake, false, faux, imitation, simulated -- (not genuine or real; being an imitation of the genuine article; "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")
       => artificial (vs. natural), unreal -- (contrived by art rather than nature; "artificial flowers"; "artificial flavoring"; "an artificial diamond"; "artificial fibers"; "artificial sweeteners")

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