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Having or showing creativity or inventiveness:‘making imaginative use of computer software’‘he was imaginative beyond all other architects’
creative, visionary, inspired, insightful, inventive, resourceful, ingenious, enterprisingoriginal, innovative, innovatory, individual, unorthodox, unconventional, nonconformist, unusual, out of the ordinary, off-centrefanciful, whimsicalblue-skyView synonyms
- ‘The proposal to create a new university is a bold and imaginative step.’
- ‘Sadly, rising water levels now threaten this imaginative form of transport.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘Dry statistics are seen as destroying both the imaginative faculty and the human delight in invention.’
- ‘One county councillor believes a more imaginative approach could be used.’
- ‘That creative streak shows itself in some imaginative use of fashion and colour mixes.’
- ‘Her vision and her imaginative designs had created its appeal and there was no obvious successor.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘It was a glimpse into his imaginative world and some of the sources of his creativity.’
- ‘For this shaping one must draw on imaginative insight into the motivation of the dramatis personae.’
- ‘Scott's really imaginative and creative and has a definite vision of what he wants his business to be.’
- ‘It did not work for a variety of reasons, but the appointment was imaginative and innovative.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘He likes to take risks simply to make the business of imaginative invention more interesting.’
- ‘Can we have more imaginative and creative solutions to this problem rather than moans and groans?’
- ‘It doesn't look likely, and it doesn't take a great imaginative effort to see a double game being played.’
- ‘This major celebration of cinematic creativity old and new has a host of imaginative programmes.’
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