Antonyms of adj imitative

3 senses of imitative

Sense 1
imitative (vs. nonimitative) -- (marked by or given to imitation; "acting is an imitative art"; "man is an imitative being")

nonimitative (vs. imitative) -- (not marked by or given to imitation)

Sense 2
echoic (vs. nonechoic), imitative, onomatopoeic, onomatopoeical, onomatopoetic -- ((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)


Sense 3
counterfeit (vs. genuine), imitative -- (not genuine; imitating something superior; "counterfeit emotion"; "counterfeit money"; "counterfeit works of art"; "a counterfeit prince")


Similarity of adj imitative

3 senses of imitative

Sense 1
imitative (vs. nonimitative) -- (marked by or given to imitation; "acting is an imitative art"; "man is an imitative being")
       => apish, apelike -- (being or given to servile imitation)
       => mimetic -- (exhibiting mimicry; "mimetic coloring of a butterfly"; "the mimetic tendency of infancy"- R.W.Hamilton)
       => mimic -- (constituting an imitation; "the mimic warfare of the opera stage"- Archibald Alison)
       => parrotlike -- (mechanically imitated or repeated without thought or understanding; "a mere parrotlike word-calling process"; "a voice quality sounding parrotlike")
       => simulated -- (reproduced or made to resemble; imitative in character; "under simulated combat conditions")

Sense 2
echoic (vs. nonechoic), imitative, onomatopoeic, onomatopoeical, onomatopoetic -- ((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)

Sense 3
counterfeit (vs. genuine), imitative -- (not genuine; imitating something superior; "counterfeit emotion"; "counterfeit money"; "counterfeit works of art"; "a counterfeit prince")
       => assumed, false, fictitious, fictive, pretended, put on, sham -- (adopted in order to deceive; "an assumed name"; "an assumed cheerfulness"; "a fictitious address"; "fictive sympathy"; "a pretended interest"; "a put-on childish voice"; "sham modesty")
       => bad, forged -- (reproduced fraudulently; "like a bad penny..."; "a forged twenty dollar bill")
       => base -- (debased; not genuine; "an attempt to eliminate the base coinage")
       => bogus, fake, phony, phoney, bastard -- (fraudulent; having a misleading appearance)
       => inauthentic, unauthentic, spurious -- (intended to deceive; "a spurious work of art")
       => mock -- (constituting a copy or imitation of something; "boys in mock battle")
       => ostensible, ostensive -- (represented or appearing as such; pretended; "His ostensible purpose was charity, his real goal popularity")
       => pinchbeck -- (serving as an imitation or substitute; "pinchbeck heroism")
       => pseudo -- ((often used in combination) not genuine but having the appearance of; "a pseudo esthete"; "pseudoclassic")
       => synthetic -- (not genuine or natural; "counterfeit rhetoric that flourishes when passions are synthetic"- George Will)
          Also See-> artificial#1, unreal#3; false#1; insincere#1; unreal#1

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