adjective cre·a·tive \krē-ˈā-tiv, ˈkrē-ˌ\

: having or showing an ability to make new things or think of new ideas

: using the ability to make or think of new things : involving the process by which new ideas, stories, etc., are created

: done in an unusual and often dishonest way

Full Definition of CREATIVE

:  marked by the ability or power to create :  given to creating <the creative impulse>
:  having the quality of something created rather than imitated :  imaginative <the creative arts>
:  managed so as to get around legal or conventional limits <creative financing>; also :  deceptively arranged so as to conceal or defraud <creative accounting>
cre·a·tive·ly adverb
cre·a·tive·ness noun

Examples of CREATIVE

  1. She's a very creative person.
  2. She has one of the most creative minds in the business.
  3. They've come up with some creative new ways to make money.
  4. a creative solution to a difficult problem
  5. He teaches creative writing at the university.
  6. the first step in the creative process
  7. It turns out that the company's report of record profits last year was due to some creative accounting.

First Known Use of CREATIVE




Definition of CREATIVE

:  one who is creative; especially :  one involved in the creation of advertisements
:  creative activity or the material produced by it especially in advertising

First Known Use of CREATIVE


Other Business Terms

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Rhymes with CREATIVE

CREATIVENESS Defined for Kids


adjective cre·a·tive \krē-ˈā-tiv\

Definition of CREATIVE for Kids

:  able to invent or produce new and original things
cre·a·tive·ly adverb
cre·a·tive·ness noun

Word Root of CREATIVE

The Latin word creāre, meaning to produce or to cause, gives us the root cre. Words from the Latin creāre have something to do with producing or causing. To create something is to produce it. Anyone creative is able to produce new and original things. A creature is a being that was alive when it was produced


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