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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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Imitativeness Dichotomous variable: "Were the products and services to be provided by your new business available in the marketplace 5 years ago?
This is not to contest the argument that some negative perceptions of Japan were mollified after the war, as I suggest regarding beliefs about Japanese passivity and imitativeness, or as Dower argues in War without Mercy, 293-317, but simply to point out that the transformation of views on the emperor was not contingent on or necessarily a part of this amelioration.
In his critical treatise of the late 1920s, Time and Western Man, Lewis thus expressed his distaste for Joyce's and Pound's ventriloquism through previous texts, which, in his view, only shifted the problem of social imitativeness to the temporal realm.
Yet there remain those who question the intentionality of the effects she produced, Wheatley's artistry as opposed to her mere imitativeness.
This new term describes my agenda for women in Africa without having to answer charges of imitativeness or having to constantly define our agenda on the African continent in relation to other feminisms, in particular, white Euro-American feminisms which are unfortunately, under siege by everyone .
Undine's intuitiveness, imitativeness, and vanity are all characteristics that Darwin saw as women's hereditary legacies.
The Heath anthology provides a narrowly authorized version of the multicultural, one that smacks of an imitativeness of dominant white modes of representation.
Byzantine epic poet, historian, and cleric whose classically structured verse lyricizing the military, philosophical, and religious themes of his day was acclaimed as a model for medieval Greek poetry but whose imitativeness and pretentious imagery was later decried.
At every turn the novel upholds simplicity and forthrightness as admirable and quintessentially English while denigrating fashion, imitativeness, and urbane polish as conspicuously foreign and therefore suspect.
And this pathbreaking imitativeness was executed at a high level of skill, observes a New York user, who regrets he can give Scream no more than ten points out of ten.
At this point, one wonders if the pleasure derived from the imitative arts is inherently inferior to the pleasure of perceiving the original, or if, as in Aristotle, imitativeness gives a superadded pleasure which makes the representation more pleasant than the original.
She is a little too concerned with rebutting charges of imitativeness and with establishing claims to Japanese originality.