(noun) A person with a never-ending, intense desire to produce based on originality of thought, expression, etc. that impacts nearly every aspect of their life, both in negative and positive ways.
Steve Martin is a true creative.
by Nadine Key September 27, 2013
an awesome word used by people who like to think of the world as a "creative" place - they like colors and everything different
Omg! Have you seen the rainbow lately? It's so creative looking. Shit! Now I want Skittles.
by ZebraNinja♥ March 15, 2009
doing art, singing, dancing, writing short stories, writing poetry, etc.
~ to sing in your high school/coollage choir
~doing a dance class
~ creative writting {outside of a class(just for fun)}
by citygirl365365 September 15, 2011
A simple term which means the same as, but avoids having to say, "artists, photographers, sculptors, painters, designers, architects, crafts makers..." etc.
"Creatives can't afford to stay in that part of the city now that the developers are moving in and renovating the old properties."
by Nupe January 06, 2004
1. A wishy-washy nouninzation of the adjective creative.

2. Generally used by self-loathing (mostly graphic) designers. This species of worker is often generally in an in-house design department or a more corporate setting. More likely to be middle- or upper-management. These individuals are often compensating for the lack of commitment to their discipline, employer, or any real creativity in their specific job.

3. Can be utilized any number of professionals who's job are often seen as über right-brained (photographers, illustrators, art directors, etc.) or those wishing them to be portrayed more so (marketers, interns, mail room attendants) and less like a left-brained corporate drone.
Esther has begun counting herself among the creatives since she took that corporate job in marketing at Sweat Shop Inc. But she just wants to make more money in the economic downturn.
by creativeNOTcreatives July 10, 2009
The act of coming up with an idea to solve a problem. The problem may be given to you or you may have created the problem, thus being truly creative. Creativity is a valuable commodity when it is very strong, when weak it is something that people think they have but never really show. Creativity is the mother of invention and the Mothers of Invention were creative. If you wonder about it's worth, think about Velcro and how it's inventor got the idea by looking at thistles.
Jessica's teacher told her to be "creative" so she analyzed the problem looking for interesting solutions and came up with an idea that she decided to market. Now she is worth 20 million dollars and lives in Firenze where she excercizes her "creativity" by painting in the Piazza Signoria.
by bozlog October 05, 2005

A word used as a euphemism to describe an individual who is immature, irresponsible, completely disorganized and generally has no control over their life. Creatives often lack natural intelligence and consistently fail to follow through on any promises.

"Creative" is often used incorrectly as an excuse for not wanting to do work or missing deadlines at one's job. It is often used by those who describe themselves as this very word.

I don't know why I bothered hiring these creatives. This logo they designed looks cool, but the deadline for it was three months ago.


(Rolls eyes). My boss is angry at me for not turning any of my assignments in the last three months. He just doesn't understand creatives! UGH.
by coolkatz321 January 11, 2015

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