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.

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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