Synonyms for imitative

Synonyms for (adjective) imitative

Synonyms: imitative, counterfeit

Definition: not genuine; imitating something superior

Usage: counterfeit emotion; counterfeit money; counterfeit works of art; a counterfeit prince

Similar words: assumed, false, fictitious, fictive, sham, put on, pretended

Definition: adopted in order to deceive

Usage: an assumed name; an assumed cheerfulness; a fictitious address; fictive sympathy; a pretended interest; a put-on childish voice; sham modesty


Similar words: forged, bad

Definition: reproduced fraudulently

Usage: like a bad penny...; a forged twenty dollar bill


Similar words: base

Definition: debased; not genuine

Usage: an attempt to eliminate the base coinage


Similar words: bastard, fake, phoney, phony, bogus

Definition: fraudulent; having a misleading appearance


Similar words: unauthentic, inauthentic, spurious

Definition: intended to deceive

Usage: a spurious work of art


Similar words: mock

Definition: constituting a copy or imitation of something

Usage: boys in mock battle


Similar words: ostensible, ostensive

Definition: represented or appearing as such; pretended

Usage: His ostensible purpose was charity, his real goal popularity


Similar words: pinchbeck

Definition: serving as an imitation or substitute

Usage: pinchbeck heroism


Similar words: pseudo

Definition: (often used in combination) not genuine but having the appearance of

Usage: a pseudo esthete; pseudoclassic


Similar words: synthetic

Definition: not genuine or natural

Usage: counterfeit rhetoric that flourishes when passions are synthetic- George Will


Synonyms: imitative

Definition: marked by or given to imitation

Usage: acting is an imitative art; man is an imitative being

Similar words: apelike, apish

Definition: being or given to servile imitation


Similar words: mimetic

Definition: exhibiting mimicry

Usage: mimetic coloring of a butterfly; the mimetic tendency of infancy- R.W.Hamilton


Similar words: mimic

Definition: constituting an imitation

Usage: the mimic warfare of the opera stage- Archibald Alison


Similar words: parrotlike

Definition: mechanically imitated or repeated without thought or understanding

Usage: a mere parrotlike word-calling process; a voice quality sounding parrotlike


Similar words: simulated

Definition: reproduced or made to resemble; imitative in character

Usage: under simulated combat conditions