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Synonyms for imaginative
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. imaginative, inventive(adj)

    (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"

    Synonyms:
    inventive

    Antonyms:
    uncreative

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. imaginative

    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.

    Synonyms:
    chimerical, fanciful, fantastic, grotesque, visionary

    Antonyms:
    accurate, calculable, calculated, commonplace, literal, ordinary, prosaic, real, reasonable, regular, sensible, solid, sound, sure, true

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. imaginative

    Synonyms:
    creative, conceptive, ideal, poetical, romantic, inventive, original

    Antonyms:
    unimaginative, unpoetical, unromantic, prosaic, matter-of-fact, literal, uninventive

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. imaginative(a.)

    Synonyms:
    inventive, creative, poetical

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    creative, inventive, fanciful, innovative, resourceful, imaginary, ingenious

How to use imaginative in a sentence?

  1. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    No writer has an imaginative power richer than what the streets offer.

  2. Herman Wouk:

    Income tax returns are the most imaginative fiction being written today.

  3. Cometan:

    Not born royal or rich was I, but with a mind imaginative in all directions.

  4. Dejan Stojanovic:

    Truth is hard-hearted and unrelenting, too clear, precise; a lie is much more imaginative.

  5. Edgar Allen Poe, The Murders in the Rue Morgue:

    The ingenious are always fanciful, and the truly imaginative never otherwise than analytic.

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