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creative in thought or action

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inventive - creative

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If somebody is ‘inventive’, they are innovative and adept at using their imaginations to create something original, or improve something that already exists. It doesn’t necessarily require a special kind of intelligence to be inventive; children and adults can be in their own way, so long as they are displaying creativity and producing new ideas. The word is always used in a positive sense.

Synonyms resourceful,innovative
Antonyms unimaginative

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  1. She’s a highly inventive artist who always seems to produce work that is daring and original.

  2. Jack is a valued employee due to his inventiveness, which makes him a rich source of interesting ideas.

  3. The software did not work initially, but Sandra managed to inventively reconfigure the computer so that it could be installed.

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