(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"
English Synonyms and Antonyms
That is fanciful which is dictated or suggested by fancy independently of more serious considerations; the fantastic is the fanciful with the added elements of whimsicalness and extravagance. The fanciful swings away from the real or the ordinary lightly and pleasantly, the fantastic extravagantly, the grotesque ridiculously. A fanciful arrangement of objects is commonly pleasing, a fantastic arrangement is striking, a grotesque arrangement is laughable. A fanciful theory or suggestion may be clearly recognized as such; a visionary scheme is erroneously supposed to have a basis in fact. Compare synonyms for DREAM; IDEA; IMAGINATION.
Translations for imaginative
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- واسع الخيالArabic
- imaginatiuCatalan, Valencian
- kekseliäs, mielikuvituksellinen, keksittyFinnish
- imaginatif, imaginaireFrench
- mac-meanmnachScottish Gaelic
- obdarzony wyobraźniąPolish
- giàu tưởng tượngVietnamese
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