Definition of imitation is the sincerest form of flattery in English:

imitation is the sincerest form of flattery

phrase

proverb
  • Copying someone or something is an implicit way of paying them a compliment.

    • ‘Sure, imitation is the sincerest form of flattery - unless the imitator, dressed in sequins and feathers, belts out mutated lyrics to songs you made famous.’
    • ‘However, imitation is the sincerest form of flattery; when I met the director he said ‘do you mind if I call you God?’’
    • ‘But, hey, imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, right?’
    • ‘If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, then this is an exceptionally sincere film.’
    • ‘After all, imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.’
    • ‘If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, then all the celebrity yogis of Manhattan and Beverly Hills prove that they are definitely enamored of India.’
    • ‘The seed of the disaster book boom may have been planted by the success of the late '90s hits ‘In Thin Air’ and ‘The Perfect Storm’ - as you know, imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.’
    • ‘Nor does he now think that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.’
    • ‘Like I said, I've been trying not to completely copy from her, but as they say, imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.’
    • ‘Sure, imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.’