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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

In a manner that is not genuine or real; Also: In a manner that is derivative.

Usage examples (32)
  • When I begin to talk I repeat this name imitatively, and thinking of myself as others do.
  • Nelatha mocked Si'Wren imitatively, as her eyes and mouth becoming like wide round circles, to match Si'Wren's expression, which in turn exactly resembled the little...
  • In the sphere of action, also, the child who is stimulated by the sight of his elder pounding with a hammer, sweeping with a broom, etc., reacts imitatively upon such...
  • "I'm sorry," said Little Miss Grouch, imitatively. for more
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