imaginative

[ih-maj-uh-nuh-tiv, -ney-tiv]
adjective
1.
characterized by or bearing evidence of imagination: an imaginative tale.
2.
of, pertaining to, or concerned with imagination.
3.
given to imagining, as persons.
4.
having exceptional powers of imagination.
5.
lacking truth; fanciful.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English < Medieval Latin imāginātīvus imaginary, imaginative, equivalent to Latin imāgināt(us) imagined (see imagination) + -īvus -ive; replacing Middle English imaginatif < Middle French < Medieval Latin, as above

imaginatively, adverb
imaginativeness, noun
overimaginative, adjective
overimaginatively, adverb
overimaginativeness, noun
unimaginative, adjective
unimaginatively, adverb

imaginary, imaginative.


1. creative, inventive, clever, ingenious.
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imaginative (ɪˈmædʒɪnətɪv)
 
adj
1.  produced by or indicative of a vivid or creative imagination: an imaginative story
2.  having a vivid imagination
 
im'aginatively
 
adv
 
im'aginativeness
 
n

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