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Synonyms for imitation
ˌɪm ɪˈteɪ ʃən

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. imitation(noun)

    the doctrine that representations of nature or human behavior should be accurate imitations

    Synonyms:
    impersonation, caricature

    Antonyms:
    formalism, natural

  2. imitation(noun)

    something copied or derived from an original

    Synonyms:
    impersonation, caricature

    Antonyms:
    formalism, natural

  3. imitation(noun)

    copying (or trying to copy) the actions of someone else

    Synonyms:
    impersonation, caricature

    Antonyms:
    formalism, natural

  4. caricature, imitation, impersonation(adj)

    a representation of a person that is exaggerated for comic effect

    Synonyms:
    impersonation, caricature, personation, imposture

    Antonyms:
    formalism, natural

  5. fake, false, faux, imitation, simulated(adj)

    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"

    Synonyms:
    bastard, fake, put on, mistaken, sour, delusive, fictive, simulated, faux, false, assumed, bogus, phoney, fictitious, sham, phony, off-key, pretended, untrue

    Antonyms:
    formalism, natural

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. imitation

    A caricature is a grotesque exaggeration of striking features or peculiarities, generally of a person; a burlesque treats any subject in an absurd or incongruous manner. A burlesque is written or acted; a caricature is more commonly in sketch or picture. A parody changes the subject, but keeps the style; a travesty keeps the subject, but changes the style; a burlesque does not hold itself to either subject or style; but is content with a general resemblance to what it may imitate. A caricature, parody, or travesty must have an original; a burlesque may be an independent composition. An account of a schoolboys' quarrel after the general manner of Homer's Iliad would be a burlesque; the real story of the Iliad told in newspaper style would be a travesty. An extravaganza is a fantastic composition, musical, dramatic, or narrative. Imitation is serious; mimicry is either intentionally or unintentionally comical.

    Synonyms:
    burlesque, caricature, exaggeration, extravaganza, mimicry, parody, take-off, travesty

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. imitation(n.)

    Synonyms:
    copying, imitating

  2. imitation(n.)

    Synonyms:
    copy, resemblance, likeness

  3. imitation(n.)

    Synonyms:
    mimicry, mocking

  4. imitation(n.)

    Synonyms:
    parody, travesty

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  1. List of paraphrases:

    mimicry, impersonation, fancy, counterfeiting, impression

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