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
Related Words for uncreativeantiseptic
Examples from the Web for uncreative
Historical Examples of uncreative
In his capacity as an atomic engine inspector, his work was most uncreative.
Only an unimaginative and uncreative mind can occupy itself as Smoot's does.
Now, genius-worship is the infallible sign of an uncreative age.
Politically the continent of Europe remained traditional and uncreative from the time of Charlemagne onward for a thousand years.
They manifold their being and their emotions because of a blind and uncreative yearning for the universal and infinity.
British Dictionary definitions for uncreative
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 uncreative
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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