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ADJECTIVE (1)

1. (used of persons or artifacts) marked by independence and creativity in thought or action;
- Example: "an imaginative use of material"
- Example: "the invention of the knitting frame by another ingenious English clergyman"- Lewis Mumford
- Example: "an ingenious device"
- Example: "had an inventive turn of mind"
- Example: "inventive ceramics"
[syn: imaginative, inventive]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Imaginative \Im*ag"i*na*tive\, a. [F. imaginatif.] 1. Proceeding from, and characterized by, the imagination, generally in the highest sense of the word. [1913 Webster] In all the higher departments of imaginative art, nature still constitutes an important element. --Mure. [1913 Webster] 2. Given to imagining; full of images, fancies, etc.; having a quick imagination; conceptive; creative. [1913 Webster] Milton had a highly imaginative, Cowley a very fanciful mind. --Coleridge. [1913 Webster] 3. Unreasonably suspicious; jealous. [Obs.] --Chaucer. -- Im*ag"i*na*tive*ly, adv. -- Im*ag"i*na*tive*ness, n. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

imaginative adj 1: (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" [syn: imaginative, inventive]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

49 Moby Thesaurus words for "imaginative": authentic, avant-garde, clever, conceptive, conceptual, contrived, creative, enterprising, esemplastic, expressive, fanciful, fantastic, fecund, fertile, fictional, fictitious, firsthand, fresh, germinal, graphic, ideational, ideative, ingenious, innovative, inspired, inspiring, inventive, meaningful, new, notional, novel, original, originative, poetical, pregnant, productive, prolific, resourceful, revolutionary, seminal, shaping, suggestive, teeming, underived, unique, visionary, visioned, vivid, whimsical