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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 for "imaginative":

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

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How to use imaginative in a sentence?

  1. Herman Wouk:

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

  2. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer:

    You do your best to have some of what I call 'imaginative understanding' of how a decision will affect people in this country, because this is not a theoretical exercise. This is an exercise that affects Americans all across the country.

  3. Steve Carlsen:

    Christ Church Cathedral comes down to something so simple : can we make a compassionate, imaginative leap of putting ourselves in another's shoes.

  4. Builder Wael Hassan:

    The recycled material can be used in drawings and art. It depends on how creative and imaginative every craftsmen is. He can create a piece of art with the recycled material.

  5. Louis Leterrier:

    What I am now is his deputy, there is no one more beautifully imaginative, creatively poetic, hard-working, visionary than Lisa Henson. This man has changed the world... No creative force has had this impact on kids and adults the way Lisa Henson has had.


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