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creative

adjective uk   /kriˈeɪ.tɪv/  us   /-t̬ɪv/
B1 producing or using original and unusual ideas: a creative person/artist/designer/programmer creative talents/powers/abilities creative thinking
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creatively
adverb uk   us   /-li/
creativity
noun [U] uk   /ˌkriː.eɪˈtɪv.ɪ.ti/  us   /-ˈt̬ɪv.ə.t̬i/ (also creativeness, uk   /-nəs/ us   )
B2 Too many rules might deaden creativity. Creativity, ingenuity, and flair are the songwriter's real talents.

creative

noun [C] uk   /kriˈeɪ.tɪv/  us   /-t̬ɪv/
an employee whose imagination and artistic skills are very important for a company: Several leading creatives are involved in the advertising campaign.
Translations of “creative”
in Korean 창의적인…
in Arabic مُبْدِع…
in Portuguese criativo…
in Catalan creatiu, innovador…
in Japanese 独創的な…
in Italian creativo…
in Chinese (Traditional) 有創造力的, 創造性的, 有創意的…
in Russian творческий…
in Turkish yaratıcı…
in Chinese (Simplified) 有创造力的, 创造性的, 有创意的…
in Polish twórczy…
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