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Definition of "inventive" []

  • Of, relating to, or characterized by invention. (adjective)
  • Adept or skillful at inventing; creative. (adjective)
  • Skilled or quick at contriving; ingenious; resourceful (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 inventive skill (adjective)
  • Of or relating to invention (adjective)

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Use "inventive" in a sentence
  • "They made films that used the medium in inventive and challenging ways that totally elude Stephen King in relation to his own medium."
  • "Yehoshua's novels engage Israeli and Jewish history in inventive and surprising ways, and his new novel, A Woman in Jerusalem, set in Israel during the difficult days of the Second Palestinian Intifada, is no different."
  • "I've also read a lot of Supernatural community writing this year, and deeply appreciate the legions of writers out there weaving tales of the apocalypse, rewriting canon in inventive ways, and spinning the characters into hilarious, tragic, and complex alternate universes (sometimes all three at once)."