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Synonyms for imitative

Synonyms for imitative

copying another in an inferior or obsequious way

imitating sounds

Synonyms for imitative

marked by or given to imitation


(of words) formed in imitation of a natural sound

not genuine

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As a multitude of weak, imitative natures are always lying by, ready to go mad upon the next wrong idea that may be broached--in these times, generally some form of tribute to Somebody for something that never was done, or, if ever done, that was done by Somebody Else--so these less ordinary natures may lie by for years, ready on the touch of an instant to burst into flame.
He also responded robustly to the imitative treatment and reached ceiling criterion for discontinuation of treatment after 10 sessions (85% total correct on the outcome measure for three consecutive sessions).
3) In the same way that Satan rivals God in envious emulation, fails in his rivalry, and then proceeds to incite a similar envy in Eve and Adam, so Morgoth fails in his rivalry of Eru Iluvatar only to seduce Sauron who in turn seduces Ar-Pharazon in a chain of imitative desire.
Lazy PR people are always more imitative than innovative and I'm afraid that this fad for awareness campaigns is another example of this.
The aim is to give readers a balanced view of how contemporaries saw and criticised the works of their own generation, whether in published reviews, private letters, satires, parodies, imitative verse or diaries.
Will Straw's analysis of the political economy of credibility in popular music (260-62) uses Canadian examples, but is really about the larger issue of the decline in popularity of Anglo-American popular music around the world, in favour of crossover and imitative local musics.
Furthermore, imitative products like varnish which substituted for lacquer generated new industries and created distinctive products.
Sensing types are imitative, desiring to have what other people have and do what other people do, and are very dependent on their physical surroundings (Myers, 1993).
While his work is seldom directly imitative of earlier models, it resonates with memories of many cultures and in a remarkable way seems to integrate Western and non-Western traditions.
They are: instillation of hope, universality, imparting information, the corrective recapitulation of the primary family group, development of socializing techniques, imitative behavior, catharsis, and existential factors.
We are acculturated to be creatures of imitative desire (A.
Because the essential trait of being human is to be imitative.
Initially, the work of such centers is likely to be passive and imitative.
In addition, the maintenance of group activities by means of imitative behavioral processes is a more adaptable strategy than behaviors which are largely phylogenetic in origin because the former can both emerge and be replaced more rapidly and easily than behaviors which rely on natural selection for change.
The Unattended Payment Imitative was established for situations where an attendant is not necessary, including parking and travel tickets, pay-at-the-pump fuel, self-checkout retail kiosks and high value goods through vending machines.