What is another word for imitation?

Synonyms for imitation
ˌɪm ɪˈteɪ ʃənim·i·ta·tion

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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.

    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

    impersonation, caricature

    formalism, natural

  2. imitationnoun

    something copied or derived from an original

    impersonation, caricature

    formalism, natural

  3. imitationnoun

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

    impersonation, caricature

    formalism, natural

  4. caricature, imitation, impersonationadjective

    a representation of a person that is exaggerated for comic effect

    impersonation, caricature, personation, imposture

    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"

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

    formalism, natural

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. imitationnoun

    copying, imitating

  2. imitationnoun

    copy, resemblance, likeness

  3. imitationnoun

    mimicry, mocking

  4. imitationnoun

    parody, travesty

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. imitationnoun

    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. John Stuart Mill, On Liberty, 1859:

    He who lets the world, or his own portion of it, choose his plan of life for him, has no need of any other faculty than the ape-like one of imitation. He who chooses his plan for himself, employs all his faculties. He must use observation to see, reasoning and judgment to foresee, activity to gather materials for decision, discrimination to decide, and when he has decided, firmness and self-control to hold to his deliberate decision.

  2. Musin Almat Zhumabekovich:

    Imitation is humiliation. When you imitate someone - on the contrary, it belittles you, if you are compared with great people - it belittles you, which means that you are not better, but on the contrary worse than great people, it means that you did not invent anything new. Do not imitate just excel.

  3. Kaleigh McMordie:

    These snacks are far from a slice of pizza. They're typically filled with sodium, fat, lots of additives for preservation, such as nitrates and phosphates and even imitation cheese, i recommend having a slice of real, thin crust pizza if you're craving pizza.

  4. Seneca:

    All art is an imitation of nature.

  5. Martin Tobias Lithner:

    In an imitation we always lose the true expression, in a plagiarism we always become the superficial attempt to reach an unprecedented depth.

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    An antonym of "spellbound"
    • A. fascinated
    • B. transfixed
    • C. disenchanted
    • D. mesmerized

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