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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