1. [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.
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.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
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,