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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

Children, I mean, think of your own childhood, how important the bedtime story was. How important these imaginary experiences were for you. They helped shape reality, and I think human beings wouldn't be human without narrative fiction.
Paul Auster

I was the kid next door's imaginary friend.
Emo Philips

The Bristol Channel was always my guide, and I was always able to draw an imaginary line from my bed to our house over in Wales. It was a great comfort.
Roald Dahl

Imaginary pains are by far the most real we suffer, since we feel a constant need for them and invent them because there is no way of doing without them.
Emile M. Cioran
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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