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imaginative

[ ih-maj-uh-nuh-tiv, -ney-tiv ]
/ ɪˈmædʒ ə nə tɪv, -ˌneɪ tɪv /
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adjective
characterized by or bearing evidence of imagination: an imaginative tale.
of, relating to, or concerned with imagination.
given to imagining, as persons.
having exceptional powers of imagination.
lacking truth; fanciful.
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Origin of imaginative

1350–1400; Middle English <Medieval Latin imāginātīvus imaginary, imaginative, equivalent to Latin imāgināt(us) imagined (see imagination) + -īvus-ive; replacing Middle English imaginatif<Middle French <Medieval Latin, as above

OTHER WORDS FROM imaginative

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH imaginative

imaginary, imaginative
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How to use imaginative in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for imaginative

imaginative
/ (ɪˈmædʒɪnətɪv) /

adjective
produced by or indicative of a vivid or creative imaginationan imaginative story
having a vivid imagination

Derived forms of imaginative

imaginatively, adverbimaginativeness, noun
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