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Meaning of IMAGINATIVE

Pronunciation:  i'majunutiv

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[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"
 

IMAGINATIVE is a 11 letter word that starts with I.

 

 Synonyms: creative, ingenious, inventive, originative
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Im*ag"i*na*tive\, a. [F. imaginatif.]
1. Proceeding from, and characterized by, the imagination,
   generally in the highest sense of the word.

         In all the higher departments of imaginative art,
         nature still constitutes an important element.
                                               --Mure.

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

         Milton had a highly imaginative, Cowley a very
         fanciful mind.                        --Coleridge.

3. Unreasonably suspicious; jealous. [Obs.] --Chaucer. --
   {Im*ag"i*na*tive*ly}, adv. -- {Im*ag"i*na*tive*ness}, n.

 
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