inventiveness inventiveness  /ɪn ˈvɛn tɪv nəs/

Definition(s):

  • (n) the power of creative imagination

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. It's A Wonderful Life: Director Capra's inventiveness, humor and affection for human beings keep it glowing with life and excitement.
  2. The Political Becomes Personal Chinese artists are moving beyond diatribe and Mao tableaux to address new social realities with courage and inventiveness.
  3. We're in sequel land here bigger bangs for bigger bucks, but without the freshness, the boyish joy in their own inventiveness with which the Wachowskis infused the original.

News

  1. Subletting made easy ... and endearing

    Baltimore renter gets creative on Craigslist -- and finds someone to sublet his apartment Subletting is never easy. It can be difficult to find someone to live in your place while you're away for an extended time. But with a combination of inventiveness, whimsy and honesty, one Baltimorean may be on to something ...        
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Baltimore Sun

  2. Baltimore renter gets creative on Craigslist -- and finds someone to sublet his apartment

    Baltimore renter gets creative on Craigslist -- and finds someone to sublet his apartment Subletting is never easy. But with a combination of inventiveness, whimsy and honesty, one Baltimorean may be on to something.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Baltimore Sun

Quotes

  1. The Daily Mail's Quentin Letts praised his "sheer feat of memory ...... and his comedic inventiveness."
    on Jul 8, 2010 By: Quentin Letts Source: The Associated Press

  2. Speaking to business owners and academics, Obama said that if necessity is the mother of invention, "at this moment of necessity we need you. We need inventiveness."
    on Mar 23, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: Newsweek

  3. "Semantic inventiveness is part of a candidate's capacity to speak something other than the stock political diatribe," Lang said.
    on Jan 8, 2007 By: Jack Lang Source: International Herald Tribune

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