Synonyms and Antonyms of inventive

  1. 1 showing a noteworthy use of the imagination and creativity especially in inventing inventive electronic games inventive ways to use leftovers Synonyms artful, creative, imaginative, ingenious, innovative, cleverRelated Words adventurous, fresh, groundbreaking, novel, original, visionary; cleverish, gadgety, gimmicky; convenient, handy, neat, nifty, practical, useful; complex, sophisticated; adroit, deft, dexterous (also dextrous), expert, handsome, tricky; brainy, intelligent, sharp, smartNear Antonyms dull, pedantic, pedestrian, stodgy; assembly-line, canned, cookie-cutter, derivative, hackneyed, unoriginal; impractical, uselessAntonyms uncreative, unimaginative

  2. 2 having the skill and imagination to create new things an inventive youth, he devised an automatic feeding system for his dog Synonyms clever, imaginative, ingenious, innovational, innovative, innovatory, creative, original, originative, PrometheanRelated Words gifted, inspired, talented; resourceful; fecund, fertile, fruitful, generative, germinal, productive, prolificNear Antonyms imitative, uninspired; infertile, unproductive; talentlessAntonyms uncreative, unimaginative, uninventive, unoriginal

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contemplative of or relative to the past

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