Definitions for: Imaginative


[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"



Webster (1913) 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.

Synonyms: creative, ingenious, inventive, originative

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