non·​cre·​a·​tive ˌnän-krē-ˈā-tiv How to pronounce noncreative (audio)
: not creative: such as
: 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
: 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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Managers commonly slot job candidates into creative and noncreative jobs based on cues that signal creative potential. Lily Zhu, The Conversation, 9 Jan. 2023 When designing the resume format, think plain Jane, noncreative style highlighting your skills and accomplishments. Robin Ryan, Forbes, 9 Nov. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1855, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of noncreative was in 1855

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Cite this Entry

“Noncreative.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Feb. 2023.

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