creative synonym, creative definition | Thesaurus



artistic, clever, fertile, gifted, imaginative, ingenious, inspired, inventive, original, productive, stimulating, visionary  
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1       adj   A creative person has the ability to invent and develop original ideas, especially in the arts.  
usu ADJ n  
Like so many creative people he was never satisfied., ...her obvious creative talents.     
  creativity      n-uncount  
American art reached a peak of creativity in the '50s and 60s.     
2       adj   Creative activities involve the inventing and making of new kinds of things.  
usu ADJ n  
...creative writing..., Cooking is creative.     
3       adj   If you use something in a creative way, you use it in a new way that produces interesting and unusual results.  
usu ADJ n  
...his creative use of words.     
  creatively      adv  
Genet teaches you to think creatively.     

creative accounting     
Creative accounting is when companies present or organize their accounts in such a way that they gain money for themselves or give a false impression of their profits.      n-uncount  
Much of the apparent growth in profits that occurred in the 1980s was the result of creative accounting.     

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creative translation, translation involving some authoring, like translation of ads
a very creative person; someone who is always able to come up with fresh ideas
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