mimicry

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From mimic +‎ -ry.

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mimicry (countable and uncountable, plural mimicries)

  1. The act or ability to simulate the appearance of someone or something else.
    They say that mimicry is the sincerest form of flattery, but I still think I'm being mocked when he acts just like me.
    When animal mimicry goes really wrong they don't just look like something that a predator would ignore, they look like lunch.

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