Definitions and Examples of imitative, derivative
Learn when and how to use these words with these examples!
Tending to imitate or copy someone or something else.
The artist's work was criticized for being too imitative of other famous painters.
Lacking originality or creativity; derived from something else.
The movie was criticized for being too derivative of other successful films in the same genre.
Key Differences: imitative vs derivative
- 1Imitative refers to the tendency to copy or imitate someone or something else.
- 2Derivative refers to something that lacks originality or creativity and is derived from something else.
Effective Usage of imitative, derivative
- 1Creative Writing: Use nonimitative to describe original and creative works of writing.
- 2Art Critique: Use imitative to critique art that is too similar to other artists' work.
- 3Film Critique: Use derivative to critique movies that lack originality and are too similar to other successful films.
The antonyms have distinct nuances: Imitative refers to copying or imitating, while derivative refers to lacking originality. Use these words to describe creative writing, critique art and film, and express originality and creativity.