Definition of creative in English:

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Pronunciation: /kriːˈeɪtɪv/


1Relating to or involving the use of the imagination or original ideas to create something: change unleashes people’s creative energy creative writing
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  • What your real economic asset is, is the creative talents and energy of your people.
  • If you're right brained, you likely have a talent for creative writing and art.
  • Intellectual aspects are infused with creative energy and crowned with success.
1.1Having good imagination or original ideas: a creative team of designers
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  • One of the top creative teams in the country has been assembled for the production.
  • There were a bunch of very creative people on this team so we could not agree with each other.
  • In an almost unheard of but definitely serendipitous event, the creative team has been reassembled.
inventive, imaginative, innovative, innovatory, innovational, experimental, original;
artistic, expressive, inspired, visionary;
productive, prolific, fertile;
talented, gifted, resourceful, quick-witted, ingenious, clever, smart;
unconventional, unorthodox, unusual, out of the ordinary
informal blue-sky, genius


A person whose job involves creative work: the most important people in the mix will be creatives and direct marketing specialists
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  • There are currently over 4,000 Bafta members entitled to vote in the film awards, made up of creatives and professionals working in the film, television and interactive industries.
  • The guys who are whining the loudest would make better use of their time inside the quiet space used by professional content creatives.
  • Pop is music made by professional commercial creatives.



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  • ‘It's the creativeness and the coordination skills,’ she says.
  • His creativeness also extends into the literary field, with his poetry writings having been previously published as part of an anthology of local writers.
  • He appears not to know how to respond to creativeness.

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