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Definition of "creative" []

  • Having the ability or power to create: Human beings are creative animals. (adjective)
  • Productive; creating. (adjective)
  • Characterized by originality and expressiveness; imaginative: creative writing. (adjective)
  • One who displays productive originality: the creatives in the advertising department. (noun)
  • Having the ability to create (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Characterized by originality of thought; having or showing imagination (adjective)
  • Designed to or tending to stimulate the imagination (adjective)
  • Characterized by sophisticated bending of the rules or conventions (adjective)
  • A creative person, esp one who devises advertising campaigns (noun)

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Use "creative" in a sentence
  • "If there were, they might understand the term creative destruction and be more concerned about whether it applies to countries in addition to companies."
  • "The most frustrating thing about the debate Bill Gates has started is that the term creative capitalism is so vague."
  • "The term creative capitalism was coined, or at least popularized, by the most successful capitalist in the history of the world."