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in·gen·ious

 (ĭn-jēn′yəs)
adj.
1. Having great inventive skill and imagination: an ingenious negotiator.
2. Marked by or exhibiting originality or inventiveness: an ingenious solution to the problem.
3. Obsolete Having genius; brilliant.

[Middle English, from Old French ingenios, from Latin ingeniōsus, from ingenium, inborn talent; see genə- in Indo-European roots.]

in·gen′ious·ly adv.
in·gen′ious·ness n.

ingenious

(ɪnˈdʒiːnjəs; -nɪəs)
adj
1. possessing or done with ingenuity; skilful or clever
2. obsolete having great intelligence; displaying genius
[C15: from Latin ingeniōsus, from ingenium natural ability; see engine]
inˈgeniously adv
inˈgeniousness n

in•gen•ious

(ɪnˈdʒin yəs)

adj.
1. characterized by cleverness or originality of invention: an ingenious argument.
2. cleverly inventive; resourceful: an ingenious mechanic.
3. Obs.
a. intelligent; showing genius.
[1375–1425; late Middle English < Latin ingeniōsus]
in•gen′ious•ly, adv.
in•gen′ious•ness, n.
usage: ingenious and ingenuous are distinct from each other and are not synonyms. ingenious means “characterized by cleverness” or “cleverly inventive,” as in contriving new explanations or methods: an ingenious device; ingenious designers. ingenuous means “candid” or “innocent”: an ingenuous and sincere statement.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.ingenious - showing inventiveness and skill; "a clever gadget"; "the cunning maneuvers leading to his success"; "an ingenious solution to the problem"
adroit - quick or skillful or adept in action or thought; "an exceptionally adroit pianist"; "an adroit technician"; "his adroit replies to hecklers won him many followers"; "an adroit negotiator"

ingenious

ingenious

adjective
1. Characterized by or productive of new things or new ideas:
2. Able to use the means at one's disposal to meet situations effectively:
Translations
بَارِعٌبارِع، واسِع الحيلَهدالٌ على نُبوغ
důmyslnýgeniálnívynalézavý
genial
kekseliäsnerokasnokkelaterävä
genijalan
találékony
sniîugur, hugvitssamlegursnjall, hugvitssamur
独創的な
독창적인
išradingai
asprātīgsatjautīgsmeistarisks
genial
เฉลียวฉลาด
mưu trí

ingenious

[ɪnˈdʒiːnɪəs] ADJ (gen) → ingenioso; [idea, scheme] → ingenioso, genial

ingenious

[ɪnˈdʒiːniəs] adj [idea, solution, method] → ingénieux/euse; [device, invention] → ingénieux/euse
Cigarette firms have found ingenious ways round the advertising ban → Les cigarettiers ont trouvé des moyens ingénieux de contourner l'interdiction de la publicité.

ingenious

adjgenial; person alsoerfinderisch, geschickt, findig; idea, method alsoglänzend, ingeniös (geh); device, instrument alsoraffiniert, geschickt

ingenious

[ɪnˈdʒiːnɪəs] adjingegnoso/a

ingenious

(inˈdʒiːnjəs) adjective
1. (of a person or his personality etc) clever at inventing. He was ingenious at making up new games for the children.
2. (of an object or idea) cleverly made or thought out. an ingenious plan/machine.
inˈgeniously adverb
inˈgeniousness noun
ingenuity (indʒəˈnjuəti) noun

ingenious

بَارِعٌ důmyslný genial genial εφευρετικός ingenioso kekseliäs ingénieux genijalan ingegnoso 独創的な 독창적인 ingenieus genial pomysłowy engenhoso изобретательный genial เฉลียวฉลาด usta işi mưu trí 有独创性的