American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Having a lively imagination, especially a creative imagination.
- adj. Created by, indicative of, or characterized by imagination or creativity.
- adj. Tending to indulge in the fanciful or in make-believe.
- adj. Having no truth; false.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Forming images; endowed with imagination; given to imagining: as, the imaginative faculty; an imaginative person.
- Characterized by or resulting from imagination; exhibiting or indicating the faculty of imagination.
- Inquisitive; suspicious; jealous.
- Synonyms Inventive, creative, poetical. See imaginary.
- adj. having a lively or creative imagination
- adj. tending to be fanciful or inventive
- adj. false or imagined
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Proceeding from, and characterized by, the imagination, generally in the highest sense of the word.
- adj. Given to imagining; full of images, fancies, etc.; having a quick imagination; conceptive; creative.
- adj. obsolete Unreasonably suspicious; jealous.
- adj. (used of persons or artifacts) marked by independence and creativity in thought or action
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“Let us but get that way of looking at things which we call imaginative, and how everything alters.”
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“And they are doing so in imaginative, ingenious, and very American ways.”
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