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

Examples of uncreative in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Despite the ample evidence that A.I. could pose a threat to a handful of repetitive, uncreative roles, most workers aren’t shaken up—yet. Jane Thier, Fortune, 12 Sep. 2023 While this approach is exactly what has made TikTok such a success, Threads can choose an unfortunate, uncreative mix of posts. Heather Kelly, Washington Post, 13 July 2023 His style was a relatively uncreative, but decidedly popular mix of not-quite-rapping and not-quite-singing. Joshua Medintz, The Enquirer, 5 July 2023 His offensive system is clunky and uncreative. Dan Wolken, USA TODAY, 11 Feb. 2023 The sad reality is most people judge themselves to be uncreative. Greg Orme, Forbes, 19 July 2022 There are other major stock indices that registered higher or lower results, but the simple fact to remember is that doing the most boring, uncreative thing imaginable created blow-your-doors-off returns over the past five years. Michael Taylor, San Antonio Express-News, 5 Jan. 2022 Instead of sparking deep curiosity about Mexican cuisine, the series stuck to uncreative choices and some outdated stereotypes for the sake of cheap laughs. Sylvio Martins, Bon Appétit, 11 Oct. 2022 But the first round of donations were largely maudlin and uncreative. Heather Hansman, Outside Online, 12 Feb. 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1855, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of uncreative was in 1855

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“Uncreative.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/uncreative. Accessed 24 Sep. 2023.

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