From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishcreativecre‧a‧tive1 /kriˈeɪtɪv/ ●●○ W3 adjective 🔊 🔊 1 IDEAinvolving the use of imagination to produce new ideas or things 🔊 This job is so boring. I wish I could do something more creative. 🔊 I teach creative writing at Trinity College. 🔊 the creative process of writing a poem 🔊 Diaghilev did his great creative work in France. 🔊 a creative solution to the problem2 AART/CULTUREsomeone who is creative is very good at using their imagination to make things → inventive 🔊 You’re so creative! I could never make my own clothes. —creatively adverb —creativeness noun [uncountable]
Examples from the Corpuscreative• But it also contains many plot elements with which you can be creative.• I enjoy my job, but I'd like to do something more creative.• We encourage the children to use their creative abilities.• The creative advertiser has the function of stimulating arousal in buyers.• We need someone creative and enthusiastic to take this project forward.• Some groups are very decisive, very productive, very creative and very satisfying for their members.• creative architectural designs• Children should be allowed to develop their creative as well as their academic abilities.• I move confidently among the technicians, the ideas-men and creative consultants, the engineers and fine-tuners.• Tarantino is one of Hollywood's most creative directors.• Our goals-peace based on military strength and creative foreign policy, economic growth, tax re-form, and fiscal sanity-would never change.• But there was next to no creative intellectual stimulation.• Davis was one of the most creative jazz musicians of our time.• It's creative recycling as much as material recycling.• Communities are more flexible and creative than large service bureaucracies.• Ed, you are so creative - where did you learn to draw like that?• This year's prize goes to the creative young author Ben Williams.creative writing• And she has tried to defuse the threat which science undoubtedly can pose against creative writing.• It is not surprising, then, that this leads many facilities to indulge in creative writing.• Martha was the recently appointed tutor in creative writing.• Janice was in Martha's creative writing class and wrote short, bland poetry that resembled vapid Anglican hymns.• Bob did do the creative writing paper, he just didn't know it.• He's easily distracted from anything that isn't creative writing, though, very up-and-down.• That is the nature of creative writing to me.