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1. Of, relating to, or characterized by invention.
2. Adept or skillful at inventing; creative.

in·ven′tive·ly adv.
in·ven′tive·ness n.
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Adv.1.inventively - in an inventive manner; "Picasso's liberated shapes and excitingly applied and inventively combined colours"


[ɪnˈventɪvlɪ] ADVcon inventiva or imaginación
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It was long after my acquaintance with his work that I came to a due sense of Irving as an artist, and perhaps I have come to feel a full sense of it only now, when I perceive that he worked willingly only when he worked inventively.
She said: "I loved the design of Captain Phasma's costume had been so inventively worked into the dress design.
While inventively used, the DualShock 4 isn't quite as good a fit for Tearaway's ideas as the contained combo of the PS Vita's large and accurate touchscreen, cameras and portability.
These two "borrow from" a Park Avenue apartment's elegant decor to transform themselves into a multitude of impromptu historical characters, effectively creating 200 props and inventively outrageous costumes from just what can be found in the apartment.
The frantic antic rules of 'toons are inventively applied as gags pile up a mile high.
Creativebug has inventively and successfully tapped into this powerful and engaged crafts audience who are passionate about making and creating, said Sarah Harden, the executive VP at The Chernin Group.
People die in inventively violent ways but the tone stays jolly throughout.
Such attempts by foreign nationals are being made inventively, in different ways, employing subtle means, the CBO said.
One critic said of tenor saxophonist, Don Weller: "He imitates nobody yet swings as hard and plays as soulfully, inventively and, if necessary, as devastatingly fast as any American icon could.
Of course, there aren't quite so many bonfires at the end of people's streets as there used to be - thank goodness - and perhaps the kids don't make guys quite as inventively as they once did.
Director Todd Phillips' original 2009 movie used a good cast and a tiger in an inventively structured story to slowly reveal what happened during a night of frightful excess.
IN 2009, JLS beat Robbie Williams to the No1 spot with their debut album, inventively titled JLS.