Genuine and Imitation


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Genuine adjective – Being exactly as appears or as claimed.
Usage example: had a genuine van Gogh hanging in their living room

Imitation is an antonym for genuine in authentic topic.
Nearby Words: genuinely, genuineness
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Imitation adjective – Being such in appearance only and made with or manufactured from usually cheaper materials.
Usage example: the stage production uses only imitation diamonds, as real gems would be prohibitively expensive

Genuine is an antonym for imitation in artificial topic.
Nearby Words: imitate, imitated, imitative, imitator, imitating
Antonyms for Imitation
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  • Empathic Weapon That imitation Keyblade was later shattered by Maleficent, only to be replaced by an authentic one responding to Data-Sora's genuine experiences with Mickey & friends.
  • Needle in a Stack of Needles The genuine amulet cannot be placed in a container, and a plastic imitation is revealed by the "Identify" spell.
  • Fandom Rivalry The Godzilla fanbase In general is either friendly with Pacific Rim fans, united in their love of kaiju — or would like them to piss off because Godzilla is a genuine Japanese kaiju property, not an imitation, and would so totally own all the robots and creatures in that film.
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