Definitions

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  • adj. Not creative.

Etymologies

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non- +‎ creative

Examples

  • She is a noncreative pretending to be artist. (yes, in some countries acting is an art form).

    Golden Globes shockers and snubs! » Scene-Stealers

  • In one of the most thorough examinations of the subject, Harvard researchers interviewed 3,000 executives over six years, and they found that the No. 1 skill that separated innovators from noncreative professionals was "associating" -- having an ability to successfully connect seemingly unrelated questions, problems or ideas from different fields.

    How To Think Like Steve Jobs

  • The scales are tipped, and equilibrium can only be achieved by adding to our noncreative side.

    Writer Unboxed » Blog Archive » Defeat the Wicked Witch of Writer’s Block

  • The noncreative people who work in the creative department are so used to lying to themselves that they can write – these guys were afraid of the tape recorder.

    From Those Wonderful Folks Who Gave You Pearl Harbor

  • It was like a victory for a lot of guys who had been getting killed by the noncreative creative experts.

    From Those Wonderful Folks Who Gave You Pearl Harbor

  • In other words, there is profitable business to be doneprofitable in the traditional, noncreative capitalist sensethat is not done because we dont spent enough time studying the needs and limits, as Bill says.

    Creative Capitalism

  • I was able to reconcile what I perceived as a noncreative profession with the idea that it would help me provide a better life for my daughter.

    SHED Your Stuff, Change Your Life

  • As the "prelude" of the event of appropriation, which essences as com-posite, already indicates, the noncreative human labor is itself a cocreating within the occurrence of Being.

    Archive 2007-01-01

  • Because I got to read the margin-scribbled “conversations” between authors and editors (especially on the proofreading jobs, when I was last in line with the manuscript), I was allowed a glimpse inside the world of publishing when I was still outside of it, as well as a glimpse inside the creative (or noncreative) decisions of authors and editors.

    GUEST: COPYEDITING FOR FUN AND PROFIT

  • This is not to say that noncreative people don't go in for that, but they usually work with other people in offices, and self-release in public is not tolerated, though of course it does happen.

    Wake Up, Sir!

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