Definition of imaginative adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ɪˈmædʒɪnətɪv//
; NAmE NAmE//ɪˈmædʒɪnətɪv//
Job skills and personal qualities
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having or showing new and exciting ideas synonym inventive an imaginative approach/idea/child recipes that make imaginative use of seasonal vegetables You’ll need to be a little more imaginative if you want to hold their attention. opposite unimaginative See related entries: Job skills and personal qualities Word Originlate Middle English: from Old French imaginatif, -ive, from medieval Latin imaginativus, from Latin imaginat- ‘represented as an image’, from imago, imagin- ‘image’.
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