Antonyms of adj innovative

2 senses of innovative

Sense 1
advanced, forward-looking, innovative, modern -- (ahead of the times; "the advanced teaching methods"; "had advanced views on the subject"; "a forward-looking corporation"; "is British industry innovative enough?")

INDIRECT (VIA progressive) -> regressive -- (opposing progress; returning to a former less advanced state)

Sense 2
innovative, innovational, groundbreaking -- (being or producing something like nothing done or experienced or created before; "stylistically innovative works"; "innovative members of the artistic community"; "a mind so innovational, so original")

INDIRECT (VIA original) -> unoriginal -- (not original; not being or productive of something fresh and unusual; "the manuscript contained unoriginal emendations"; "his life had been unoriginal, conforming completely to the given pattern"- Gwethalyn Graham)

Similarity of adj innovative

2 senses of innovative

Sense 1
advanced, forward-looking, innovative, modern -- (ahead of the times; "the advanced teaching methods"; "had advanced views on the subject"; "a forward-looking corporation"; "is British industry innovative enough?")
       => progressive (vs. regressive) -- (favoring or promoting progress; "progressive schools")

Sense 2
innovative, innovational, groundbreaking -- (being or producing something like nothing done or experienced or created before; "stylistically innovative works"; "innovative members of the artistic community"; "a mind so innovational, so original")
       => original (vs. unoriginal) -- (being or productive of something fresh and unusual; or being as first made or thought of; "a truly original approach"; "with original music"; "an original mind")

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