imitation is the sincerest form of flattery


imitation is the sincerest form of flattery
imitation is the sincerest form of flattery proverb copying someone or something is an implicit way of paying them a compliment.
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  • imitation is the sincerest form of flattery — 1820 C. C. COLTON Lacon I. 113 Imitation is the sincerest of flattery. 1843 SURTEES Handley Cross I. xv. Imitation is the sincerest of flattery. 1940 E. PAYNE Malice Domestic 13 Penny’s [clothes] all seemed to be homemade copies of the expensive… …   Proverbs new dictionary

  • imitation is the sincerest form of flattery — proverb copying someone or something is an implicit way of paying them a compliment …   Useful english dictionary

  • imitation — ► NOUN 1) the action of imitating. 2) a copy. ● imitation is the sincerest form of flattery Cf. ↑imitation is the sincerest form of flattery …   English terms dictionary

  • imitation — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Following of a model Nouns 1. imitation; quotation, paraphrase, parody, travesty, burlesque; copy, forgery (see falsehood); mockery, mimicry; simulation, pretense, sham, impersonation, imposture;… …   English dictionary for students

  • flattery — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Undue adulation Nouns 1. flattery, adulation, blandishment, cajolery; fawning, wheedling, coquetry, sycophancy, flunkeyism, servility, toadying, incense, honeyed words, flummery, blarney; lip service,… …   English dictionary for students

  • imitation — im|i|ta|tion [ ,ımı teıʃn ] noun * 1. ) count or uncount the act of copying someone s actions, words, or behavior, often in order to make people laugh: Kim can do a great imitation of Woody Allen. a ) the act of copying something: They say… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • imitation */ — UK [ˌɪmɪˈteɪʃ(ə)n] / US noun Word forms imitation : singular imitation plural imitations 1) a) [countable] an act of copying someone s actions, words, or behaviour, often in order to make people laugh Kim can do a great imitation of Woody Allen.… …   English dictionary

  • flattery — see imitation is the sincerest form of flattery …   Proverbs new dictionary

  • imitation — see imitation is the sincerest form of flattery …   Proverbs new dictionary

  • Fantastique — The Fantastique is a French term for a literary and cinematic genre that overlaps with science fiction, horror and fantasy. The fantastique is a substantial genre within French literature. Arguably dating back further than English fantasy, it… …   Wikipedia


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