What does imaginative mean?

Definitions for imaginativeɪˈmædʒ ə nə tɪv, -ˌneɪ tɪv

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. imaginative, inventive(adj)

    (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"


  1. imaginative(Adjective)

    having a lively or creative imagination

  2. imaginative(Adjective)

    tending to be fanciful or inventive

  3. imaginative(Adjective)

    false or imagined

Webster Dictionary

  1. Imaginative(adj)

    proceeding from, and characterized by, the imagination, generally in the highest sense of the word

  2. Imaginative(adj)

    given to imagining; full of images, fancies, etc.; having a quick imagination; conceptive; creative

  3. Imaginative(adj)

    unreasonably suspicious; jealous

  4. Origin: [F. imaginatif.]


  1. Imaginative

    Imaginative is the second full-length album by Swedish progressive rock band Waterclime. It was released on 19 October 2007 and produced, mixed and mastered by Mr V at Waves Studios in 2007.

British National Corpus

  1. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'imaginative' in Adjectives Frequency: #1010


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of imaginative in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of imaginative in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    No writer has an imaginative power richer than what the streets offer.

  2. Herman Wouk:

    Income tax returns are the most imaginative fiction being written today.

  3. Dejan Stojanovic:

    Truth is hard-hearted and unrelenting, too clear, precise; a lie is much more imaginative.

  4. Edgar Allen Poe, The Murders in the Rue Morgue:

    The ingenious are always fanciful, and the truly imaginative never otherwise than analytic.

  5. H. G. Wells, Preface of "The Complete Science-Fiction Treasury of H.G. Wells":

    It becomes a bore doing imaginative books that do not touch imaginations, and at length one stops even planning them.

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