Definition of imaginative in English:

imaginative

adjective

  • Having or showing creativity or inventiveness.

    ‘making imaginative use of computer software’
    ‘he was imaginative beyond all other architects’
    • ‘This major celebration of cinematic creativity old and new has a host of imaginative programmes.’
    • ‘He likes to take risks simply to make the business of imaginative invention more interesting.’
    • ‘Her vision and her imaginative designs had created its appeal and there was no obvious successor.’
    • ‘Scott's really imaginative and creative and has a definite vision of what he wants his business to be.’
    • ‘For this shaping one must draw on imaginative insight into the motivation of the dramatis personae.’
    • ‘Sadly, rising water levels now threaten this imaginative form of transport.’
    • ‘Can we have more imaginative and creative solutions to this problem rather than moans and groans?’
    • ‘Has Oxford provoked one of the most imaginative outbursts in music today?’
    • ‘When it comes to getting imaginative in the kitchen, sushi is about as creative as they come.’
    • ‘It was a glimpse into his imaginative world and some of the sources of his creativity.’
    • ‘That creative streak shows itself in some imaginative use of fashion and colour mixes.’
    • ‘Dry statistics are seen as destroying both the imaginative faculty and the human delight in invention.’
    • ‘It doesn't look likely, and it doesn't take a great imaginative effort to see a double game being played.’
    • ‘One county councillor believes a more imaginative approach could be used.’
    • ‘In too few places are the arts being integrated in imaginative and inventive ways.’
    • ‘The choreography is stilted and clumsy and could have been a great deal more imaginative.’
    • ‘It did not work for a variety of reasons, but the appointment was imaginative and innovative.’
    • ‘The proposal to create a new university is a bold and imaginative step.’
    • ‘Often his escape is imaginative, inspired by the music he hears on the radio.’
    • ‘Families can pencil in their vision of the future of York in an imaginative event at York Art Gallery this week.’
    creative, visionary, inspired, insightful, inventive, resourceful, ingenious, enterprising
    original, innovative, innovatory, individual, unorthodox, unconventional, nonconformist, unusual, out of the ordinary, off-centre
    fanciful, whimsical
    blue-sky
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Pronunciation:

imaginative

/ɪˈmadʒɪnətɪv/