Definition of creativity in English:



  • [mass noun] The use of imagination or original ideas to create something; inventiveness:

    ‘firms are keen to encourage creativity’
    • ‘You make a big difference at home and at work as you bring creativity and inspiration.’
    • ‘This list is by no means exhaustive and is limited only by the boundaries of technology and creativity.’
    • ‘The first barrier is the lack of imagination and creativity in resourcing in schools.’
    • ‘Energising colours in the bedroom also inspire mental activity and creativity.’
    • ‘Did either of these more liberal political climates lead to a surge of impassioned creativity?’
    • ‘After this brief period of intense poetic creativity, however, there was a long hiatus.’
    • ‘Was the painter inspired by his own creativity or by what the critics told him to paint?’
    • ‘The determination, spirit and creativity of the strikers has been a real inspiration.’
    • ‘It is the vibrant silence of pure creativity awaiting to burst forth in a wild joy that is the true human spirit.’
    • ‘This is the environment into which so many people have invested so much energy and creativity.’
    • ‘It shows us just what can be achieved when the creativity that is latent in people is drawn out.’
    • ‘We owe it to them to make sure they get a fair return for their creativity, flair and inspiration.’
    • ‘A young jazz singer has taken creativity to new lengths as she gears up to perform for millions of people.’
    • ‘Movements provide most of the energy and creativity involved in great challenges to our rulers.’
    • ‘I knew he was a talented guy, but I was not prepared for the actual creativity and heart of this story.’
    • ‘You can discipline them all you like but you need creativity and flair as well.’
    • ‘Working in an office can suck out all of the energy and creativity in your system.’
    • ‘The winners have shown great creativity, honesty and passion through their work.’
    • ‘It was a glimpse into his imaginative world and some of the sources of his creativity.’
    • ‘It is right to seek both excellence and creativity, as many good schools already demonstrate.’
    inventiveness, imagination, imaginativeness, innovation, innovativeness, originality, individuality
    artistry, expressiveness, inspiration, vision, creative power, creative talent, creative gift, creative skill, resourcefulness, ingenuity, enterprise
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