Definitions

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  • n. Tendency to imitation.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Tendency to imitation.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A tendency to imitate; the habit of imitating.

Etymologies

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From Latin imitans, present participle of imitare.

Examples

  • I think; perhaps _ape_hood rather, -- paltry imitancy, from the teeth outward, of what our heart never felt nor our understanding ever saw; dim indolent adherence to extraneous and extinct traditions; traditions now really about extinct; not living now to almost any of us, and still haunting with their spectralities and gibbering _ghosts_ (in a truly baleful manner) almost all of us!

    Latter-Day Pamphlets

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