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imitable

[im-i-tuh-buh l] /ˈɪm ɪ tə bəl/
adjective
1.
capable or worthy of being imitated:
She has many good, imitable qualities.
Origin of imitable
1540-1550
1540-50; < Latin imitābilis, equivalent to imitā(rī) to imitate + -bilis -ble
Related forms
imitability, imitableness, noun
nonimitability, noun
nonimitable, adjective
unimitable, adjective
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  • 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.

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