1. marked by or given to imitation

- acting is an imitative art

- man is an imitative being

Similar word(s): apelike, apish, mimetic, mimic, parrotlike, simulated

2. (of words) formed in imitation of a natural sound

- onomatopoeic words are imitative of noises

Similar word(s): echoic, onomatopoeic, onomatopoeical, onomatopoetic

3. not genuine; imitating something superior

Similar word(s): assumed, false, fictitious, fictive, pretended, sham, bad, forged, base, bogus, fake, phoney, phony, inauthentic, spurious, unauthentic, mock, ostensible, ostensive, pinchbeck, pseudo, synthetic, artificial, unreal, insincere, false, counterfeit