2. Adjective. (rare) Imitative; that mimics something else. ¹
3. Adjective. (obsolete) Imitation; mock. ¹
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Definition of Mimical
1. of the nature of mimicry [adj]
Medical Definition of Mimical
1. Imitative; mimetic. "Oft, in her absence, mimic fancy wakes To imitate her." (Milton) "Man is, of all creatures, the most mimical." (W. Wotton)
2. Consisting of, or formed by, imitation; imitated; as, mimic gestures. "Mimic hootings."
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Literary usage of Mimical
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Erasmus in Praise of Folly: With Portrait, Life of Erasmus, and His Epistle by Desiderius Erasmus (1922)
"... Good Lord! how mimical are their gestures? What heights and falls in their voices? What toning, what bawling, what singing, what squeaking, ..."
2. The London Encyclopaedia, Or, Universal Dictionary of Science, Art by Thomas Tegg (1829)
"Man is of all creatures the most mimical in gestures, styles, speech, fashion, or accents. Wotton on Education. Let us grant these faculties so fixed upon ..."
3. Lives of Northern Worthies by Hartley Coleridge, Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1852)
"The short graces and sermons, all candidates for preferment will do well to imitate ; but mimical ways should cautiously be avoided. ..."