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imaginative

Line breaks: im¦agina|tive
Pronunciation: /ɪˈmadʒɪnətɪv
 
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Definition of imaginative in English:

adjective

Having or showing creativity or inventiveness: making imaginative use of computer software he was imaginative beyond all other architects
More example sentences
  • Scott's really imaginative and creative and has a definite vision of what he wants his business to be.
  • Can we have more imaginative and creative solutions to this problem rather than moans and groans?
  • He likes to take risks simply to make the business of imaginative invention more interesting.
Synonyms
creative, visionary, inspired, insightful, inventive, resourceful, ingenious, enterprising;
original, innovative, innovatory, individual, unorthodox, unconventional, nonconformist, unusual, out of the ordinary, off-centre;
fanciful, whimsical
informal blue-sky

Derivatives

imaginatively

1
adverb
Example sentences
  • Exactly caught, imaginatively resonant details such as these embellish what is otherwise a dismayingly lacklustre exercise in retrospect.
  • He wasn't playing imaginatively like his friends.
  • On a more basic level, we have introduced schemes to help young people stay off the streets, by looking more imaginatively at our existing leisure facilities.

imaginativeness

2
noun
Example sentences
  • That is, the norms are not invented, but inventiveness and imaginativeness in their use is essential and to be encouraged.
  • I do think that I learned a degree of humility, flexibility, and imaginativeness from getting to know people from very different backgrounds.
  • The bantering continues, gathering enthusiasm and imaginativeness with every new narrative until one of the raconteurs starts gesticulating frantically towards the road ahead.

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