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originative

[uh-rij-uh-ney-tiv]
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adjective
  1. having or characterized by the power of originating; creative.
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Origin of originative

First recorded in 1820–30; originate + -ive
Related formso·rig·i·na·tive·ly, adverb
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Related Words for originative

ingenious, new, inventive, original, contemporary, imaginative, gifted, innovative, resourceful, seminal, unusual, unconventional, creative, visionary, productive, prolific, whimsical, fantastic, vivid, offbeat

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Historical Examples of originative

  • This power we have termed the originative or intuitive faculty.

    Mental Philosophy: Including the Intellect, Sensibilities, and Will

    Joseph Haven

  • There was no room for, and no need of, the conception of free, originative thought.

    Rudolph Eucken

    Abel J. Jones

  • Lombardy, with the exception of Venice, is comparatively barren of originative elements.

    Renaissance in Italy Vol. 3

    John Addington Symonds

  • What he lacked was depth of feeling, the sense of noble form, the originative force of a great mind.

    Renaissance in Italy Vol. 3

    John Addington Symonds

  • Youth is daring and originative; middle age is less venturesome, but it possesses, on the other hand, a wider range of experience.