Inventive

  • 1 inventive — index fertile, original (creative), productive, resourceful Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 2 inventive — [in vent′tiv] adj. [ME inventif < ML inventivus] 1. of or characterized by invention [inventive powers] 2. skilled in inventing; creative [an inventive person] inventively adv. inventiveness n …

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  • 3 Inventive — In*vent ive, a. [Cf. F. inventif.] Able and apt to invent; quick at contrivance; ready at expedients; as, an inventive head or genius. Dryden. {In*vent ive*ly}, adv. {In*vent ive*ness}, n. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 inventive — (adj.) early 15c., skilled in invention, from O.Fr. inventif (15c.), from L. invent , pp. stem of invenire (see INVENTION (Cf. invention)). Related: Inventively; inventiveness …

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  • 5 inventive — [adj] creative adroit, artistic, avant garde, breaking new ground, causative, constructive, demiurgic, deviceful, fertile, forgetive, formative, fruitful, gifted, imaginative, ingenious, innovational, innovative, innovatory, inspired, original,… …

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  • 6 inventive — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ having or showing creativity or original thought. DERIVATIVES inventively adverb inventiveness noun …

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  • 7 inventive — [[t]ɪnve̱ntɪv[/t]] ADJ GRADED An inventive person is good at inventing things or has clever and original ideas. ...Stroman s ceaselessly inventive choreography... It inspired me to be more inventive with my own cooking. Syn: creative Derived… …

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  • 8 inventive — adjective Date: 15th century 1. adept or prolific at producing inventions ; creative < an inventive mind > 2. characterized by invention < an inventive method > • inventively adverb • inventiveness noun …

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  • 9 inventive — ● inventif, inventive adjectif Habile à inventer, à imaginer quelque chose d original : Esprit inventif. Qui trouve le moyen de se tirer d affaire : La nécessité l a rendu inventif. ● inventif, inventive (synonymes) adjectif Habile à inventer, à… …

    Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 10 inventive — in|ven|tive [ ın ventıv ] adjective good at thinking of new and original ideas or methods: a versatile and inventive player a. used about new and original ideas, methods, etc.: an inventive strategy ╾ in|ven|tive|ness noun uncount …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 11 inventive — adjective 1) the most inventive composer of his time Syn: creative, original, innovative, imaginative, resourceful 2) a fresh, inventive comedy Syn: original, innovative, unusual, fresh, novel …

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  • 12 inventive — UK [ɪnˈventɪv] / US adjective a) good at thinking of new and original ideas or methods a versatile and inventive player b) used about new and original ideas, methods etc an inventive strategy Derived word: inventiveness noun uncountable …

    English dictionary

  • 13 inventive — in|ven|tive [ınˈventıv] adj able to think of new, different, or interesting ideas = ↑creative ▪ one of the most talented and inventive drummers in modern music >inventively adv >inventiveness n [U] …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14 inventive — adjective able to think of new, different, or interesting ideas: one of the most talented and inventive drummers in modern music inventively adverb inventiveness noun (U): mechanical inventiveness …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 inventive — adjective a well intentioned and fairly inventive kids movie Syn: creative, original, innovative, imaginative, ingenious, resourceful; unusual, fresh, novel, new, newfangled; experimental, avant garde, groundbreaking, revolutionary, unorthodox,… …

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  • 16 inventive — [ɪnˈventɪv] adj 1) good at thinking of new ideas or methods 2) used about new and original ideas, methods etc an inventive strategy[/ex] …

    Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • 17 inventive — inventively, adv. inventiveness, n. /in ven tiv/, adj. 1. apt at inventing, devising, or contriving. 2. apt at creating with the imagination. 3. having the function of inventing. 4. pertaining to, involving, or showing invention. [1400 50; INVENT …

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  • 18 inventive — adjective /ɪnˈvɛntɪv/ a) of, or relating to invention b) creative, or skilful at inventing …

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  • 19 inventive — adj. VERBS ▪ be ADVERB ▪ extremely, fairly, very, etc. ▪ brilliantly, endlessly, hig …

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  • 20 inventive — Synonyms and related words: Machiavellian, Machiavellic, abecedarian, aboriginal, acute, antenatal, arch, artful, astute, autochthonous, beginning, budding, cagey, canny, causative, clever, conceptive, conceptual, constructive, crafty, creative,… …

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