If you are enterprising, you are creative and show initiative. Were you the kid who bought candy before school and sold it during school at a profit? If so, you were an enterprising little one.

Though it has the word, enterprise, in it and is often used to describe people who set up businesses to fill a need, enterprising can be used for any kind of display of creative initiative. Kids who decide on their own to build a skate park are enterprising, as is a dance company that is able to perform a piece on a shoestring budget.

Definitions of enterprising
  1. adjective
    marked by imagination, initiative, and readiness to undertake new projects
    “an enterprising foreign policy”
    “an enterprising young man likely to go far”
    adventuresome, adventurous
    willing to undertake or seeking out new and daring enterprises
    having a strong desire for success or achievement
    possessing or exerting or displaying energy
    energetic, gumptious, industrious, up-and-coming
    working hard to promote an enterprise
    willing to take risks in order to make a profit
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    nonenterprising, unenterprising
    lacking in enterprise; not bold or venturesome
    lacking in boldness
    ambitionless, unambitious
    having little desire for success or achievement
    slowgoing, unenergetic
    not inclined to be enterprising
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