'Uningenious' doesn't seem to be a common word. What could I use instead? 'Unimaginative', I guess? What else? How do you describe a person's actions which don't demonstrate creativity, the ability to solve problems using clever, as opposed to the most obvious, methods?

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    "Uncreative" is a legitimate word and literally means "lacks creativity." Dec 22, 2020 at 15:18

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You could say that a person always finds unoriginal or unclever solutions. You could also describe them as predictable or unskilled.

You can always look up more antonyms of ingenious.

Personally I like uninventive:

Lacking in creativity, originality or imagination

  • I would like to go without un-words. Something that has connotations of excessive straightforwardness, maybe even stupidity Feb 15, 2021 at 6:24

Trite, hackneyed, unoriginal, cliche, platitudinous, and uninspired all work.

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