1 copying, mimicking, mimicry, aping, parroting, emulating, emulation, impersonating, impersonation, impression:
Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.
2 impersonation, parody, satirization, burlesque, caricature, mockery, travesty, Colloq take-off, Brit send-up:
In his nightclub act, he does scathing imitations of celebrities.
3 copy, fake, counterfeit, forgery:
These are modern imitations of ancient coins.
4 copy, replica, replication, reproduction, simulation, facsimile, duplicate, duplication, simulacrum:
We keep the original in a safe place and put the imitations on display.
5 fake, synthetic, artificial, simulated, sham, ersatz, mock, factitious, reproduction, man-made, Colloq phoney or US also phony:
It doesn't take an expert to see that this is an imitation diamond.
1 copy of a thing
accurate, good, passable | cheap, crude, pale, poor
Accept no cheap imitations of our product! Their version of jazz funk is a pale imitation of the real thing.
2 act of copying sth
faithful, slavish | direct
Children are seen as learning to write by direct imitation of adult models.
in ~ of
The poems, some in imitation of Ossian, are graceful if unremarkable.
3 copy of sb's speech/behaviour
fair, good, passable | poor
VERB + IMITATION
do, give, perform
He does a very good imitation of George W. Bush.
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