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[kree-ey-tiv] /kriˈeɪ tɪv/

having the quality or power of .
resulting from originality of thought, expression, etc.; imaginative:
creative writing.
originative; productive (usually followed by of).
Facetious. using or exaggerated or skewed data, information, etc.:
creative bookkeeping.
having the ability to create
characterized by originality of thought; having or showing imagination: a creative mind
designed to or tending to stimulate the imagination: creative toys
characterized by sophisticated bending of the rules or conventions: creative accounting
a creative person, esp one who devises advertising campaigns

1670s, “having the quality of creating,” from create + -ive. Of literature, “imaginative,” from 1816, first attested in Wordsworth. Creative writing is attested from 1907. Related: Creatively.


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