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Meaning of INVENTIVE

Pronunciation:  in'ventiv

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[adj]  (used of persons or artifacts) marked by independence and creativity in thought or action; "an imaginative use of material"; "the invention of the knitting frame by another ingenious English clergyman"- Lewis Mumford; "an ingenious device"; "had an inventive turn of mind"; "inventive ceramics"
 

INVENTIVE is a 9 letter word that starts with I.

 

 Synonyms: creative, imaginative, ingenious, originative
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\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.

 
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