characterized by or bearing evidence of imagination
: an imaginative tale.
lacking truth; fanciful.
Origin: 1350–1400; Middle English Related forms
< Medieval Latin imāginātīvus
imaginary, imaginative, equivalent to Latin imāgināt
) imagined (see imagination
) + -īvus -ive
; replacing Middle English imaginatif
< Middle French
< Medieval Latin,
1. creative, inventive, clever, ingenious.