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creative

[kree-ey-tiv]
adjective
1.
having the quality or power of creating.
2.
resulting from originality of thought, expression, etc.; imaginative: creative writing.
3.
originative; productive (usually followed by of ).
4.
Facetious. using or creating exaggerated or skewed data, information, etc.: creative bookkeeping.

Origin:
1670–80; create + -ive

creatively, adverb
creativeness, noun
anticreative, adjective
anticreatively, adverb
anticreativeness, noun
noncreative, adjective
noncreatively, adverb
noncreativeness, noun
subcreative, adjective
subcreatively, adverb
subcreativeness, noun
uncreative, adjective
uncreatively, adverb
uncreativeness, noun
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creative (kriːˈeɪtɪv)
 
adj
1.  having the ability to create
2.  characterized by originality of thought; having or showing imagination: a creative mind
3.  designed to or tending to stimulate the imagination: creative toys
4.  characterized by sophisticated bending of the rules or conventions: creative accounting
 
n
5.  a creative person, esp one who devises advertising campaigns
 
cre'atively
 
adv
 
cre'ativeness
 
n
 
crea'tivity
 
n

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Word Origin & History

creative
1680s, "having the quality of creating," from create + -ive. Of literature, "imaginative," from 1816, first attested in Wordsworth. Creative writing is attested from 1907. Related: Creatively (1840); creativity (1875).
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