V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: 1. taking a new and original approach; 2. ahead of the times

Synonyms: creative, original, inventive, resourceful, ingenious, new

Antonyms: unoriginal, hackneyed

Tips: The related noun innovation refers to the creation or introduction of something new, while the verb innovate means to devise or create something new or a new way of doing something. Note the Latin root word nova, "new," within these words.

Usage Examples:

He is an innovative artist who tries to use new and interesting materials to create his works. (creative, inventive)

This is the first true innovation our industry has seen in years. (new idea) noun

That's an innovative solution, but I don't think it will work in this case. (creative, resourceful)

The company's innovative distribution methods have allowed it to become a market leader. (inventive, new, ingenious)

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