Origin of imaginative
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1. creative, inventive, clever, ingenious.
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Examples from the Web for over-imaginative
Gustave Dor has left us his impressions of it—over-imaginative as usual.Southern Spain
Here I was to help care for crops and stock, and see what living in the open would do for my over-imaginative head.My Life
You have become a past master in the arts which go to the ensnaring of over-imaginative women.The Moving Finger
E. Phillips Oppenheim
The truth is that I regarded several of these details as suspect, and entirely due to an over-imaginative temperament.An Antarctic Mystery
- produced by or indicative of a vivid or creative imaginationan imaginative story
- having a vivid imagination
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Word Origin and History for over-imaginative
late 14c., ymaginatyf, from Old French imaginatif and directly from Medieval Latin imaginativus, from imaginat-, stem of Latin imaginari (see imagine). Related: Imaginatively; imaginativeness.
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