Definition of imitative adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈɪmɪtətɪv//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɪmɪteɪtɪv//
(formal, sometimes disapproving)
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that copies somebody/something movies that encourage imitative crime His work has been criticized for being imitative and shallow. The style is imitative of Basque architecture. Word Originlate 16th cent.: from late Latin imitativus, from the verb imitari; related to imago ‘image’.
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