mime, n. 1. pantomime, impersonation, personation, harlequinade, farce; parody, caricature, burlesque, burletta, travesty, satire, Inf. take-off, lampoon; comedy, slapstick comedy, tragedy, drama, play; entertainment, amusement, diversion, divertissement.
2. mimer, pantomimist, mimist, mummer, Marcel Marceau, impersonator; satirist, Fr. farceur, performer, actor, actress, entertainer, player, strolling player, Fr. comMien ambulant-, jester, fool, clown, merry-andrew, zany, harlequin, buffoon; pantaloon, straight man, foil, U.S. SI. fall guy; comedian, comedienne, comic, stand-up comic.
3. mimic, imitator, copyist. See mimic (def. 3).
-v. 4. mimic, impersonate, copy. See mimic (def. 1). mimic, v. 1. imitate, copy, Inf. copycat, ape, monkey; impersonate, personate, represent, mirror, simulate, make like, affect or put on [s.o.'s] mannerisms; satirize, Inf. do a take-off on, mock, ridicule, make fun of; parrot, echo, repeat, cuckoo.
2. resemble, look like, be similar to.
-n. 3. mimicker, imitator, copyist, Inf. copycat; ape, monkey, echo, parrot, mockingbird; impersonator, personator, mime, mimer, pantomimist, mimist. See mime (def. 2).
-adj. 4. mimetic, Archaic, mimical, imitational, mock, simulated, fake, pseudo; ungenuine, unreal, false, counterfeit, sham, feigned, pretended, pretend, make-believe.
5. imitating, imitative, copying, me-too, parroting, echoing, repeating. mimicry, n. .imitation, copying, reproduction, apery, Rhet. mimesis; impersonation, personation, representation, simulation, affectation; mimicking, parroting, echoing, repeating; mockery, pretense, ridicule, derision, raillery; Inf. take-off, satire, satiriza-tion, burlesque, burletta, travesty, lampoon, parody, caricature; mime, harlequinade, farce. minacious, adj. minatory, minatorial, menacing, threatening, ominous; portentous, unpropitious, unfavorable, bad, dangerous; dark, cloudy, clouded, overcast, like rain. mince, v. 1. dice, hash, cube, chop up, chop, cut up, slice; splinter, sliver, crumble, crumb, fragment, break up; subdivide, divide up, Inf. divvy, apportion, partition.
2. euphemize, speak in euphemisms, use nice or mild or delicate language, use delicate speech, soften one's speech, curb one's speech, hold one's tongue.
3. attitudinize, strike a pose, pose, put on airs, be affected, put on a show; act or be dainty or delicate, effeminate, Inf. extend one's pinkie; simper, lisp; pussyfoot, take baby steps, putter, walk like a girl or woman, SI. swish. mincing, adj. 1. (of gait, speech, behavior, etc.) dainty, overdainty, precious, sweet, effeminate, feminine, womanish, girlish, sissyish, sissy, pussyfooting, namby-pamby, niminy-piminy, SI. cutesy; dandified, dandyish, foppish, coxcombic, coxcombical; mealy-mouthed, ovemice, nice, overdelicate, delicate, euphemistic, euphemistical, euphemious; proper, prim, prudish, priggish, finicky, finical, fastidious, SI. uptight.
2. affected, assumed, mannered, studied, pretentious, put on, Inf. la-di-da, Inf. too-too.