Definition of imaginative in English:



  • Having or showing creativity or inventiveness.

    ‘making imaginative use of computer software’
    ‘he was imaginative beyond all other architects’
    • ‘Her vision and her imaginative designs had created its appeal and there was no obvious successor.’
    • ‘Can we have more imaginative and creative solutions to this problem rather than moans and groans?’
    • ‘For this shaping one must draw on imaginative insight into the motivation of the dramatis personae.’
    • ‘That creative streak shows itself in some imaginative use of fashion and colour mixes.’
    • ‘Has Oxford provoked one of the most imaginative outbursts in music today?’
    • ‘Scott's really imaginative and creative and has a definite vision of what he wants his business to be.’
    • ‘Often his escape is imaginative, inspired by the music he hears on the radio.’
    • ‘It was a glimpse into his imaginative world and some of the sources of his creativity.’
    • ‘Sadly, rising water levels now threaten this imaginative form of transport.’
    • ‘The proposal to create a new university is a bold and imaginative step.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Dry statistics are seen as destroying both the imaginative faculty and the human delight in invention.’
    • ‘When it comes to getting imaginative in the kitchen, sushi is about as creative as they come.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘One county councillor believes a more imaginative approach could be used.’
    • ‘This major celebration of cinematic creativity old and new has a host of imaginative programmes.’
    • ‘It doesn't look likely, and it doesn't take a great imaginative effort to see a double game being played.’
    • ‘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
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