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1. imitation

noun. ['ˌɪməˈteɪʃən'] the doctrine that representations of nature or human behavior should be accurate imitations.

Synonyms

  • ism
  • mimesis
  • school of thought
  • doctrine
  • philosophical system

Antonyms

  • realistic
  • unreality
  • real
  • insubstantiality

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Words that Rhyme with Imitation

  • deinstitutionalization
  • institutionalization
  • self-congratulation
  • antidiscrimination
  • telecommunication
  • nondiscrimination
  • misrepresentation
  • mischaracterization
  • internationalization
  • industrialization
  • decriminalization
  • transillumination
  • self-determination
  • renationalization
  • recapitalization
  • prestidigitation
  • misinterpretation
  • misidentification
  • miscommunication
  • experimentation
  • excommunication
  • disqualification
  • discontinuation
  • denationalization
  • decentralization
  • transplantation
  • singularization
  • self-perpetuation
  • securitization
  • reinterpretation

Example sentences of the word imitation


1. Noun, singular or mass
Because crabmeat is the star of the show, do not use imitation crab.

Quotes containing the word imitation


1. Were I called on to define, very briefly, the term Art, I should call it 'the reproduction of what the Senses perceive in Nature through the veil of the soul.' The mere imitation, however accurate, of what is in Nature, entitles no man to the sacred name of 'Artist.'
- Edgar Allan Poe

2. It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation.
- Herman Melville

3. 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.
- Confucius

2. imitation

noun. ['ˌɪməˈteɪʃən'] something copied or derived from an original.

Synonyms

  • sham
  • counterfeit
  • forgery
  • postiche
  • fake

Antonyms

  • internationalism
  • genuine
  • sincere
  • true

3. imitation

noun. ['ˌɪməˈteɪʃən'] copying (or trying to copy) the actions of someone else.

Synonyms

  • emulation
  • mimicry
  • copying

Antonyms

  • multiculturalism
  • nationalism
  • pluralism
  • unbelief

4. imitation

adjective. ['ˌɪməˈteɪʃən'] not genuine or real; being an imitation of the genuine article; it's real synthetic fur".

Synonyms

  • simulated
  • faux
  • artificial
  • fake
  • false

Antonyms

  • good humor
  • ill humor
  • tragedy
  • stupidity

5. imitation

noun. ['ˌɪməˈteɪʃən'] a representation of a person that is exaggerated for comic effect.

Synonyms

  • wittiness
  • caricature
  • travesty
  • mockery
  • charade
  • mock-heroic
  • wit
  • takeoff
  • pasquinade
  • spoof
  • humor
  • sendup
  • witticism
  • lampoon
  • impersonation
  • parody
  • burlesque
  • put-on

Antonyms

  • substantial
  • nonimitative
  • unaffected
  • organic
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