imaginative

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adjective imag·i·na·tive \i-ˈmaj-nə-tiv; -ˈma-jə-ˌnā-, -nə-\

Definition of imaginative

  1. 1a :  of, relating to, or characterized by imaginationb :  devoid of truth :  false

  2. 2 :  given to imagining :  having a lively imagination

  3. 3 :  of or relating to images; especially :  showing a command of imagery

imaginatively

adverb

imaginativeness

noun

Examples of imaginative in a Sentence

  1. She wrote an imaginative story about life on the planet Venus.

  2. The restaurant's menu is quite imaginative.

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First Known Use of imaginative

14th century


IMAGINATIVE Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of imaginative for English Language Learners

  • : having or showing an ability to think of new and interesting ideas : having or showing imagination

  • : of or relating to imagination


IMAGINATIVE Defined for Kids

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adjective imag·i·na·tive \i-ˈma-jə-nə-tiv\

Definition of imaginative for Students

  1. 1 :  relating to or showing imagination an imaginative story

  2. 2 :  having a lively imagination an imaginative artist



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