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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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Proposition 3: Organizations that hire a rival's executives that are socially similar to existing members of the organization's top management team will tend to respond more quickly and more imitatively to a competitive action.
Thus, it is o nly when firms go beyond adopting best practices imitatively and create a well-integrated system that they can achieve a lasting competitive advantage and realize superior returns on their investment in organizational capital (p.
It contains a sequential pattern as a result of the paired imitation of the individual voices; Example 13b shows how the line is imitatively deployed between the upper and lower three notational layers.
Text painting begins at the level of expressing or "painting" particular words in music that would express them, sometimes imitatively (such as accompanying the word "down" with a descending passage).
47) As Viadana suggests in his fifth rule in the Cento concerti, the keyboard player realizing a figured bass would double the vocal parts for works that begin imitatively.
By taking on the protection of her sister, Cora is by implication possessing Alice, and imitatively rivalling, or even revenging herself upon the man who desires her.
The assumption behind "white" identity in a violently racialized society have their repercussion on poetry, on metaphor, on the civil life in which, for better or worse, oppositionally or imitatively, all art is rooted.
The words Ryding shows him treating imitatively are often "eminent" in the root sense of that word, describing height or rising, and in any case, Campion could hardly avoid being influenced by so pervasive a technique as word-painting.
Truly penile or imitatively phallic, such a tricky performance of a human being reduced to an enlarged body part emerges as a reaction to the colonizer, rather than an action of the colonized.
While 'fancy' depends upon a relationship between mind and nature, 'imagination' is defined by the power of its language precisely not to remain imitatively and repetitively true to sense perception.
Now in juxtaposition to recent historicist treatments of Milton, most notably Dennis Danielson's Milton's Good God, Lieb assesses Milton's investment in an emotive God of "passibility" (146), which he terms theopatheia in opposition to anthropopatheia (146): God feels, in other words, but he does so not in an imitatively human way, so that we can approximate an understanding of him, but rather because his "emotional life .
I prefer, however, to see Kafka as a starting point for Roth, an origin who, like any father, can't be ignored but who needn't, either, be reproduced imitatively, and who frees his successor to make inquiries for which he might otherwise have no form for the asking.
They normally comprise four or five episodes, each with its own theme introduced imitatively and extended freely for a short period before making way for the next.
Considering its arrival in the wake of the vacuous American Psycho, there will probably be a temptation to dismiss Frisk as imitatively sensationalistic.