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Definition of Imaginary


  1. Existing only in imagination or fancy; not real; fancied; visionary; ideal.
  2. An imaginary expression or quantity.

Imaginary Quotations

The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.
H. L. Mencken

As photographs give people an imaginary possession of a past that is unreal, they also help people to take possession of space in which they are insecure.
Susan Sontag

Realism is a bad word. In a sense everything is realistic. I see no line between the imaginary and the real.
Federico Fellini

Filmmaking for me is always aiming for the imaginary movie and never achieving it.
Peter Jackson

In the early 1940s, as a young teenager, I was utterly appalled by the racist and jingoist hysteria of the anti-Japanese propaganda. The Germans were evil, but treated with some respect: They were, after all, blond Aryan types, just like our imaginary self-image. Japanese were mere vermin, to be crushed like ants.
Noam Chomsky
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Imaginary Translations

imaginary in French is imaginaire
imaginary in Italian is immaginario
imaginary in Norwegian is innbilt
imaginary in Spanish is engreido, imaginario
imaginary in Swedish is inbillad
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