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Synonyms for imaginary
ɪˈmædʒ əˌnɛr i

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. complex number, complex quantity, imaginary number, imaginary(adj)

    (mathematics) a number of the form a+bi where a and b are real numbers and i is the square root of -1

    complex quantity, complex number, imaginary number

    existent, real

  2. fanciful, imaginary, notional(adj)

    not based on fact; unreal

    "the falsehood about some fanciful secret treaties"- F.D.Roosevelt; "a small child's imaginary friends"; "to create a notional world for oneself"

    conceptional, ideational, speculative, notional, fanciful

    real, existent

Editors Contribution

  1. nefelibata

    related to imagine is a word that describes creativity in the mind. imaginary is the creative thinking is the brain that makes you think of fictional characters or nouns.

    Submitted by rinat on September 9, 2019  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. imaginary(a.)

    visionary, ideal, fancied, fanciful, chimerical, dreamy, unreal, shadowy, wild, quixotic, utopian

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. imaginary(a)

    fancied, visionary, chimerical, illusive, phantasmal

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  1. Simone Weil:

    We must prefer real hell to an imaginary paradise.

  2. Melanie Katzman:

    Blaming an imaginary co-worker or house staff like :' I can't believe XXX didn't take the dishes out of the dishwasher !' or' XX is a such a loud worker !' breaks the tension, it breaks the tension, it's OK to laugh. We can't be in constant overdrive.

  3. !Maybe?:

    Being a person in this world I'm am confused about how one could have everything and be upset. But in reality to have everything you must have the worst too. I recently have been researching nihilism and I have related since I was very young around 5 or 6 I've always know that the only certain thing is death and wondered why we must live by an unspoken law that stops us from being happy during our time in earth. I never understood how people find God to be more reliable then themselves when we are taught that for things to be credible you must know they exist. If I have known that nothing matters why the hell do I care so much. The people that act like they don't care what people think, know they are lying. So don't feel bad if you put in effort. Humans must care about unimportant things to have a will to live. It gives us a meaning even though the meaning is imaginary. It is a comfort. A blanket sheilding ones eyes from a horror film.

  4. Franklin P. Adams:

    The best part of the fiction in many novels is the notice that the characters are purely imaginary.

  5. President Barack Obama:

    I'm happy to talk to them, but the conversation has to be based on facts and truth, and what we're actually proposing, not some ... imaginary fiction in which 'Obama's trying to take away your guns,'.

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