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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

    impersonation, caricature

    formalism, natural

  2. imitation(noun)

    something copied or derived from an original

    impersonation, caricature

    formalism, natural

  3. imitation(noun)

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

    impersonation, caricature

    formalism, natural

  4. caricature, imitation, impersonation(adj)

    a representation of a person that is exaggerated for comic effect

    impersonation, caricature, personation, imposture

    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"

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

    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.

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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. imitation(n.)

    copying, imitating

  2. imitation(n.)

    copy, resemblance, likeness

  3. imitation(n.)

    mimicry, mocking

  4. imitation(n.)

    parody, travesty

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. imitation(n)

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

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  1. List of paraphrases:

    mimicry, impersonation, fancy, counterfeiting, impression

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How to use imitation in a sentence?

  1. Israel Zangwill:

    The Past: Our cradle, not our prison; there is danger as well as appeal in its glamour. The past is for inspiration, not imitation, for continuation, not repetition.

  2. Tony Visconti:

    When he put out albums like Heroes and Low, no one was doing anything like that, and then he gave birth to the New Romantic scene. He's a genre-breaker, and I can't wait for the ? imitation albums to start coming out.

  3. Lydia Child:

    That man's best works should be such bungling imitations of Nature's infinite perfection, matters not much; but that he should make himself an imitation, this is the fact which Nature moans over, and deprecates beseechingly. Be spontaneous, be truthful, be free, and thus be individuals! is the song she sings through warbling birds, and whispering pines, and roaring waves, and screeching winds.

  4. Greville:

    I hardly know so true a mark of a little mind as the servile imitation of others.

  5. Marcus Aurelius Antoninus, "Meditations", book 6.:

    To refrain from imitation is the best revenge.

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