creative

Do you like to make art? Do you like to write? Would you like to design clothes or buildings? Then you are a creative person.

Creative has to do with new things coming into being: creative is the opposite of destructive. Art class and art schools are good places to be creative. All the artists in a place are known as the "creative community." But being creative isn't just about art — to make anything new or come up with any kind of an idea takes creativity and is therefore creative. Whenever you're making something worthwhile, you're being creative.

Definitions of creative
1

adj having the ability or power to create, especially something new or imaginative

“a creative imagination”
Synonyms:
originative
fanciful, notional
indulging in or influenced by fancy
fictive
capable of imaginative creation
imaginative, inventive
(used of persons or artifacts) marked by independence and creativity in thought or action
yeasty
exuberantly creative
original
being or productive of something fresh and unusual; or being as first made or thought of
productive
producing or capable of producing (especially abundantly)
Antonyms:
uncreative
not creative
sterile, unimaginative, uninspired, uninventive
deficient in originality or creativity; lacking powers of invention
unoriginal
not original; not being or productive of something fresh and unusual
unproductive
not producing or capable of producing
show more antonyms...

adj promoting construction or creation

creative work”
Synonyms:
constructive
constructing or tending to construct or improve or promote development

Sign up, it's free!

Whether you're a student, an educator, or a lifelong learner, Vocabulary.com can put you on the path to systematic vocabulary improvement.