un- +‎ imitative


unimitative (not comparable)

  1. Not imitative, not imitating or modelled after something else.
    • 1801, Alethea Lewis, chapter 97, in The Microcosm[1], volume 4, London: J. Mawman, page 85:
      The Kind Parent of all created beings sees the struggles of His weak children [] He sees—pities and assists; raises them from the dust; points out their path, and accelerates their flight to Heaven. Oh! how unimitative of his beneficence are the fellow-creatures of the fallen!
    • 1849, John Ruskin, chapter 4, in The Seven Lamps of Architecture[2], London: Smith, Elder & Co., page 95:
      [] in the Doric temple the triglyph and cornice are unimitative; or imitative only of artificial cuttings of wood.
    • 1973, Philip Gardner, E. M. Forster: The Critical Heritage, London: Routledge, 2002, Introduction, p. 19,
      The influence of Meredith on his comic attitude was pointed out, btu Forster’s entirely unimitative style freed him from any charge of slavishness.


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