imitable

[im-i-tuh-buh l]

adjective

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

Nearby words

  1. iminoglycinuria,
  2. iminourea,
  3. imipramine,
  4. imipramine hydrochloride,
  5. imit.,
  6. imitate,
  7. imitation,
  8. imitation doublet,
  9. imitation is the sincerest form of flattery,
  10. imitative

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

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Word Origin and History for non-imitable

imitable

adj.

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

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