un·​cre·​at·​ive | \ ˌən-krē-ˈā-tiv How to pronounce uncreative (audio) \

Definition of uncreative

: lacking originality of thought : not productive of new ideas : not creative an uncreative imagination … thinks focus groups are uncreative, unproductive, and excruciatingly boring.— Jeremy Main

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Recent Examples on the Web But the first round of donations were largely maudlin and uncreative. Heather Hansman, Outside Online, 12 Feb. 2021 The visual effects branch, however, doesn’t admit them, due to what many consider the outdated notion that VFX producers play an uncreative role on a film, and neither does the Academy’s producers branch. Rebecca Keegan, The Hollywood Reporter, 26 Mar. 2022 Don’t, for a second, think Leo Mercury is uncreative because their Mercury is expressed so simply. Alice Sparkly Kat, Allure, 27 Oct. 2021 The work was the same for everyone, but while some thought it was comprised of uncreative tasks, those who liked the work thought of themselves as playing a critical role in healing patients. David G. Allan, CNN, 6 Sep. 2021 At too many organizations today, middle managers are often shockingly uncreative in motivating their teams to find new business opportunities, preferring instead to help run the business the way it’s always been run. Mike Esterday, Forbes, 12 Apr. 2021 Even though the 49ers won their season opener, these two men were placed on double-secret probation by fans and critics — Garoppolo for being ragged and unspectacular, and Shanahan for being conservative and uncreative. Scott Ostler, SFChronicle.com, 15 Sep. 2019 Especially when compared to the day wear, most of Mr. Cardin’s evening gowns are tacky and uncreative. Jason Farago, New York Times, 22 Aug. 2019 And costumes that make Star Wars outfits look conventional and uncreative. Klara Glowczewska, Town & Country, 30 Mar. 2015 See More

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First Known Use of uncreative

1855, in the meaning defined above

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“Uncreative.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/uncreative. Accessed 3 Jul. 2022.

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