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i·mag·i·na·tive

 (ĭ-măj′ə-nə-tĭv, -nā′tĭv)
adj.
1. Having a lively imagination, especially a creative imagination.
2. Created by, indicative of, or characterized by imagination or creativity.
3. Tending to indulge in the fanciful or in make-believe.
4. Having no truth; false.

i·mag′i·na·tive·ly adv.
i·mag′i·na·tive·ness n.

imaginative

(ɪˈmædʒɪnətɪv)
adj
1. produced by or indicative of a vivid or creative imagination: an imaginative story.
2. having a vivid imagination
imˈaginatively adv
imˈaginativeness n

im•ag•i•na•tive

(ɪˈmædʒ ə nə tɪv, -ˌneɪ tɪv)

adj.
1. characterized by imagination.
2. of, pertaining to, or concerned with imagination.
3. given to imagining.
4. having exceptional powers of imagination.
5. fanciful.
i•mag′i•na•tive•ly, adv.
i•mag′i•na•tive•ness, n.

imaginary

imaginative
1. 'imaginary'

Something that is imaginary exists only in someone's imagination, and not in real life.

Many children develop fears of imaginary dangers.
...pictures of completely imaginary plants.
2. 'imaginative'

Imaginative people are good at forming ideas of new and exciting things.

...an imaginative schoolteacher.

You can also describe someone's ideas as imaginative.

...an imaginative scheme.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.imaginative - (used of persons or artifacts) marked by independence and creativity in thought or action; "an imaginative use of material"; "the invention of the knitting frame by another ingenious English clergyman"- Lewis Mumford; "an ingenious device"; "had an inventive turn of mind"; "inventive ceramics"
creative, originative - having the ability or power to create; "a creative imagination"

imaginative

imaginative

adjective
Appealing to fancy:
Translations
خَيالي، واسِع الخَيال
nápaditývynalézavý
fantasifuld
képzelőtehetség: nagy képzelőtehetségű
hugmyndaríkur
nápaditý
domiseln
hayal gücü kuvvetliyaratıcı

imaginative

[ɪˈmædʒɪnətɪv] ADJ [person] → imaginativo, lleno de imaginación; [drawing, story] → imaginativo

imaginative

[ɪˈmædʒɪnətɪv] adj [person] → imaginatif/ive, plein(e) d'imagination; [idea] → imaginatif/ive

imaginative

adj, imaginatively
advfantasievoll

imaginative

[ɪˈmædʒ/ɛ7nətɪv] adjfantasioso/a, immaginoso/a

imagine

(iˈmӕdʒin) verb
1. to form a mental picture of (something). I can imagine how you felt.
2. to see or hear etc (something which is not true or does not exist). Children often imagine that there are frightening animals under their beds; You're just imagining things!
3. to think; to suppose. I imagine (that) he will be late.
iˈmaginary adjective
existing only in the mind or imagination; not real. Her illnesses are usually imaginary.
iˌmagiˈnation noun
1. (the part of the mind which has) the ability to form mental pictures. I can see it all in my imagination.
2. the creative ability of a writer etc. This book shows a lot of imagination.
3. the seeing etc of things which do not exist. There was no-one there – it was just your imagination.
iˈmaginative (-nətiv) , ((American) -neitiv) adjective
(negative unimaginative) having, or created with, imagination. an imaginative writer; This essay is interesting and imaginative.
References in classic literature ?
I believe that Gaston Cleric narrowly missed being a great poet, and I have sometimes thought that his bursts of imaginative talk were fatal to his poetic gift.
In this, perhaps, he does no more than any other energetic and imaginative race would do, being compelled to set bounds to fancy by experience; but the North American Indian clothes his ideas in a dress which is different from that of the African, and is oriental in itself.
More the thoughtful and imaginative boy might have mused; but now a large yellow cat, a great favorite with all the children, leaped in at the open window.
I have often attributed my attachment to, my passionate enthusiasm for, the dangerous mysteries of ocean to that production of the most imaginative of modern poets.
We are all of us imaginative in some form or other, for images are the brood of desire; and poor old Featherstone, who laughed much at the way in which others cajoled themselves, did not escape the fellowship of illusion.
'Perhaps,' he reflected, 'my temperament is more imaginative than I supposed it to be--and this is a trick played on me by my own fancy?
In imaginative precision, in true feeling, this is one of the most expressive sentences I have ever heard on human lips.
The next step of intellectual decline was to bring to bear on the main idea of the conscious identity of the kite all sorts of subjects which had imaginative force or tendency of their own.
"No; that was only imaginative -- I might say, a figure of speech," said the other.
And the coming of Anne -- the vivid, imaginative, impetuous child with her heart of love, and her world of fancy, bringing with her color and warmth and radiance, until the wilderness of existence had blossomed like the rose.
In the Academy Anne gradually drew a little circle of friends about her, thoughtful, imaginative, ambitious students like herself.
What would happen should one of the moribund Spanish gun-boats be suddenly galvanized into a flicker of active life did not trouble us, once we were inside the bay--so completely did it appear out of the reach of a meddling world; and besides, in those days we were imaginative enough to look with a kind of joyous equanimity on any chance there was of being quietly hanged somewhere out of the way of diplomatic remonstrance.