Synonyms and Antonyms of imagination
1 the ability to form mental images of things that either are not physically present or have never been conceived or created by others <a cartoonist needs a fertile imagination in order to create interesting cartoons on demand> Synonyms contrivance, creativity, fancy, fantasy (also phantasy), ideation, imaginativeness, invention, inventiveness, originality Related Words brainstorm, brainstorming, inspiration; fecundity, fertility; ingenuity, resourcefulness; versatility; chimera, daydream, delusion, dream, figment, hallucination, illusion, mind's eye, mirage, phantasm (also fantasm), pipe dream; envisaging, visualization Near Antonyms literality, literalness
2 the skill and imagination to create new things <she lacks the imagination to be anything but an imitator of other directors' cinematic styles> Synonyms cleverness, creativeness, creativity, imaginativeness, ingeniousness, ingenuity, innovativeness, invention, inventiveness, originalityRelated Words fecundity, fertility, fruitfulness, productiveness, productivity, prolificacy, prolificity, prolificness; capableness, resourcefulness; genius, giftedness, talent; fire, inspiration, museNear Antonyms dryness, dullness (also dulness)
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