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Synonyms for imitation
ˌɪm ɪˈteɪ ʃən

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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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. imitationnoun

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

    Synonyms:
    impersonation, caricature

    Antonyms:
    formalism, natural

  2. imitationnoun

    something copied or derived from an original

    Synonyms:
    impersonation, caricature

    Antonyms:
    formalism, natural

  3. imitationnoun

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

    Synonyms:
    impersonation, caricature

    Antonyms:
    formalism, natural

  4. caricature, imitation, impersonationadjective

    a representation of a person that is exaggerated for comic effect

    Synonyms:
    impersonation, caricature, personation, imposture

    Antonyms:
    formalism, natural

  5. fake, false, faux, imitation, simulatedadjective

    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

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. imitationnoun

    Synonyms:
    copying, imitating

  2. imitationnoun

    Synonyms:
    copy, resemblance, likeness

  3. imitationnoun

    Synonyms:
    mimicry, mocking

  4. imitationnoun

    Synonyms:
    parody, travesty

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. imitationnoun

    Synonyms:
    copy, counterfeit, mimicry, impersonation, mimesis, pasticcio, parody, travesty, burlesque, onomatopœoea

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "imitation":

    mimicry, impersonation, fancy, counterfeiting, impression

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How to use imitation in a sentence?

  1. Umberto Eco:

    The ideology of this America wants to establish reassurance through Imitation. But profit defeats ideology, because the consumers want to be thrilled not only by the guarantee of the Good but also by the shudder of the Bad.

  2. Tim Kaine:

    A cruder imitation of Donald Trump who stokes white supremacy and brags about being' ruthless and vicious,' Corey Stewart would be an embarrassment for Virginia in the Republican Senate.

  3. Confucius:

    By three methods we may learn wisdom First, by reflection, which is noblest Second, by imitation, which is easiest and third by experience, which is the bitterest.

  4. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    Don't get upset when someone copies you, but feel flattered; because an imitation is the best form of flattery. What's more, it's a living proof that you must be on a winning track; because nobody ever imitates a loser.

  5. W. H. Auden:

    If music in general is an imitation of history, opera in particular is an imitation of human willfulness; it is rooted in the fact that we not only have feelings but insist upon having them at whatever cost to ourselves. The quality common to all the great operatic roles, e.g., Don Giovanni, Norma, Lucia, Tristan, Isolde, Br?nnhilde, is that each of them is a passionate and willful state of being. In real life they would all be bores, even Don Giovanni.

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