inventive meaning, inventive definition | English Cobuild dictionary

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An inventive person is good at inventing things or has clever and original ideas.      adj   (=creative)  
It inspired me to be more inventive with my own cooking.     
  inventiveness      n-uncount  
He has surprised us before with his inventiveness.     
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creative, fertile, gifted, ground-breaking, imaginative, ingenious, innovative, inspired, original, resourceful  
   imitative, pedestrian, trite, unimaginative, uninspired, uninventive  

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make or repair an object in an improvised and inventive way making use of whatever items are at hand
chiefly[US];[Fam.] Ex.: You have no idea how many things I've MacGyvered using just duct tape or a simple paper clip.
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