i·mag·i·na·tive (ĭ-măjə-nə-tĭv, -nā′tĭv)
1. Having a lively imagination, especially a creative imagination.
2. Created by, indicative of, or characterized by imagination or creativity.
3. Tending to indulge in the fanciful or in make-believe.
4. Having no truth; false.
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