Imitation and Parody


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Imitation noun – Something that is made to look exactly like something else.
Parody is a synonym for imitation in impression topic. In some cases you can use "Parody" instead a noun "Imitation", when it comes to topics like pretence, caricature, impersonation, simulation. popular alternative
Nearby Words: imitate, imitated, imitative, imitator, imitating
Synonyms for Imitation


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Parody noun – A work that imitates and exaggerates another work for comic effect.
Usage example: the musical is a parody of every biblical epic ever made

Imitation is a synonym for parody in pretence topic. You can use "Imitation" instead a noun "Parody", if it concerns topics such as caricature, takeoff, satire, laughter. popular alternative
Nearby Words: parodied, parodist, parodying
Synonyms for Parody

How words are described

old old imitation old parody
good good imitation good parody
clear clear imitation clear parody
direct direct imitation direct parody
Other adjectives: complete, straight, big, bad, subtle, amusing, clever, humorous, deliberate, general, possible, funny, twisted, disguised, bizarre, exaggerated, giant, mocking, over-the-top.

Both words in one sentence

  • Western Animation / COPS Empire City would appear to be a thinly-veiled New York City or imitation/parody thereof.
  • The BBC TV show Look Around You, a parody of science education programs from the late 1970s and early '80s, is a dead-on imitation, presented completely straight.
  • Though it's not as much a parody as it is a bland imitation.
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