[im-i-tuh-buh l]


capable or worthy of being imitated: She has many good, imitable qualities.

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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Historical Examples of imitability

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

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Word Origin and History for imitability



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

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