having the quality or power of creating.
resulting from originality of thought, expression, etc.; imaginative: creative writing.
originative; productive (usually followed by of).
Facetious. using or creating exaggerated or skewed data, information, etc.: creative bookkeeping.
Origin of creative
Related formscre·a·tive·ly, adverbcre·a·tive·ness, nounan·ti·cre·a·tive, adjectivean·ti·cre·a·tive·ly, adverban·ti·cre·a·tive·ness, nounnon·cre·a·tive, adjectivenon·cre·a·tive·ly, adverbnon·cre·a·tive·ness, nounsub·cre·a·tive, adjectivesub·cre·a·tive·ly, adverbsub·cre·a·tive·ness, nounun·cre·a·tive, adjectiveun·cre·a·tive·ly, adverbun·cre·a·tive·ness, noun
First recorded in 1670–80; create
Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019
Examples from the Web for creativeness
Contemporary Examples of creativeness
Historical Examples of creativeness
The glow of enthusiasm, the fever of creativeness were at its height.
I believe you need a certain stability and creativeness which Earth can provide.
You must love what you are doing, and then labour, be it ever so rough, rises to the height of creativeness.
For it represents no personal responsibility, will-effort, or creativeness.
But his was not the warrior's arm, the engineer's skill, the architect's creativeness.
Richard William Church
British Dictionary definitions for creativeness
having the ability to create
characterized by originality of thought; having or showing imaginationa creative mind
designed to or tending to stimulate the imaginationcreative toys
characterized by sophisticated bending of the rules or conventionscreative accounting
Derived Formscreatively, adverbcreativeness, nouncreativity, noun
a creative person, esp one who devises advertising campaigns
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Word Origin and History for creativeness
1670s, "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.
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