enterprising

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”
    Synonyms:
    adventuresome, adventurous
    willing to undertake or seeking out new and daring enterprises
    ambitious
    having a strong desire for success or achievement
    energetic
    possessing or exerting or displaying energy
    energetic, gumptious, industrious, up-and-coming
    working hard to promote an enterprise
    entrepreneurial
    willing to take risks in order to make a profit
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    Antonyms:
    nonenterprising, unenterprising
    lacking in enterprise; not bold or venturesome
    unadventurous
    lacking in boldness
    ambitionless, unambitious
    having little desire for success or achievement
    slowgoing, unenergetic
    not inclined to be enterprising
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