Dictionary.com
definitions
  • synonyms

imitable

[im-i-tuh-buh l]
See more synonyms on Thesaurus.com
adjective
  1. capable or worthy of being imitated: She has many good, imitable qualities.
Show More

Origin of imitable

1540–50; < Latin imitābilis, equivalent to imitā(rī) to imitate + -bilis -ble
Related formsim·i·ta·bil·i·ty, im·i·ta·ble·ness, nounnon·im·i·ta·bil·i·ty, nounnon·im·i·ta·ble, adjectiveun·im·i·ta·ble, adjective
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for imitability

Historical Examples

  • Here, perhaps, we may find our profit in applying a test suggested by Lowell—the test of imitability.

    Inquiries and Opinions

    Brander Matthews


Word Origin and History for imitability

imitable

adj.

from French imitable (16c.), from Latin imitabilis "that may be imitated," from imitari (see imitation). Related: Imitability.

Show More
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper