non·​cre·​a·​tive | \ ˌnän-krē-ˈā-tiv How to pronounce noncreative (audio) , -ˈkrē-ˌā- \

Definition of noncreative

: not creative: such as
a : not marked by the ability or power to create : not given to creating So-called noncreative people can make interesting observations when they're allowed to do so.— Perry Parendo
b : not involving or requiring creativity In addition, there is the analytical or noncreative work. Inventing a device, formulating a scientific theory or completing a work of art involves many processes and activities other than generating novel ideas.— Stellan Ohlsson

First Known Use of noncreative

1855, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Noncreative.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Oct. 2020.

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