- invent the wheel,
- inver grove heights,
Origin of inventive
Examples from the Web for inventiveness
My father excelled in business above all by imagination and inventiveness.
Sometimes Chinese inventiveness is just process innovation or casual repurposing of existing technologies.
Her brashness, inventiveness, and inexhaustible energy carried her the rest of the way.
The variety and inventiveness of English is arranged on the pages not as dry text but as a living tapestry of language.Wunnerfitz! Sollybuster! The Fun of the Dictionary of American Regional English|Ammon Shea|April 12, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Our inventiveness and drive have made America “not just a place on a map, but a light to the world.”
In one of his most important later battles, Alexander again utilized his inventiveness.Invention|Bradley A. Fiske
In him assuredly there was no attempt at inventiveness; he has always repudiated the idea that the poet should seek to innovate.Personality in Literature|Rolfe Arnold Scott-James
No artist has shown more versatility and inventiveness in choice of subject, and greater impatience with accepted methods.Art in America|Samuel Greene Wheeler (S.G.W.) Benjamin
With a certain skill and inventiveness, Boiardo had mingled together the epic cycles of Arthur and Charlemagne.Library Of The World's Best Literature, Ancient And Modern, Vol. 2|Charles Dudley Warner
Their taste and inventiveness in this branch are unrivalled even by the best French modistes.
early 15c., "skilled in invention," from Old French inventif (15c.), from Latin invent-, past participle stem of invenire (see invention). Related: Inventively; inventiveness.