a person or thing that simulates; pretender.


simulated; false; counterfeit.
imitative; simulative.

Nearby words

  1. simsbury,
  2. simul,
  3. simulacre,
  4. simulacrum,
  5. simulant,
  6. simulate,
  7. simulated,
  8. simulation,
  9. simulator,
  10. simulatory

Origin of simular

1520–30; < Latin simul(āre) to simulate + -ar2, -ar1

Related formsnon·sim·u·lar, noun, adjectiveun·sim·u·lar, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for simular

  • They revolve on their axes, simular to the world, from east to west, and have already reached the shores of the Pacifick oshun.

British Dictionary definitions for simular



a person or thing that simulates or imitates; sham


fake; simulated
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Word Origin and History for simular



1520s, "one who simulates," irregularly formed (perhaps on the model of similar) from Latin simulare "to make like, imitate, copy, represent," from stem of similis "like" (see similar). As an adjective, "simulated," from 1610s.

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