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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
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His last whim had been to bring with him on his weekly visits some new, useful, and ingenious article for the young housekeeper.
A pouch and horn completed his personal accouterments, though a rifle of great length**, which the theory of the more ingenious whites had taught them was the most dangerous of all firearms, leaned against a neighboring sapling.
Thus, by divers little makeshifts, in that ingenious way which is commonly denominated "by hook and by crook," the worthy pedagogue got on tolerably enough, and was thought, by all who understood nothing of the labor of headwork, to have a wonderfully easy life of it.
This child, to my memory, really lives in a setting of beauty and misery that no words can translate; there was a distinction all his own in every impulse he revealed; never was a small natural creature, to the uninitiated eye all frankness and freedom, a more ingenious, a more extraordinary little gentleman.
Throughout the Pacific, and also in Nantucket, and New Bedford, and Sag Harbor, you will come across lively sketches of whales and whaling-scenes, graven by the fishermen themselves on Sperm Whale-teeth, or ladies' busks wrought out of the Right Whale-bone, and other like skrimshander articles, as the whalemen call the numerous little ingenious contrivances they elaborately carve out of the rough material, in their hours of ocean leisure.
In the excitement of the moment, Ahab had forgotten that since the loss of his leg he had never once stepped on board of any vessel at sea but his own, and then it was always by an ingenious and very handy mechanical contrivance peculiar to the Pequod, and a thing not to be rigged and shipped in any other vessel at a moment's warning.
Once, however, an ingenious stranger came and started to gather this filth in scows, to make lard out of; then the packers took the cue, and got out an injunction to stop him, and afterward gathered it themselves.
He is an ingenious fellow, too: he invented a machine for the cleaning of hemp--a really valuable affair; it's gone into use in several factories.
They may be men of a certain experience and discrimination, and have no doubt invented ingenious and even useful systems, for which we sincerely thank them; but all their wit and usefulness lie within certain not very wide limits.
And yet, by ingenious contrivance, this gilded minority, in- stead of being in the tail of the procession where it be- longed, was marching head up and banners flying, at the other end of it; had elected itself to be the Nation, and these innumerable clams had permitted it so long that they had come at last to accept it as a truth; and not only that, but to believe it right and as it should be.
His smartness of the morning had seemed to Tom a good joke be- fore, and very ingenious.
You who read may be well advanced in years, you may be gifted in rhetoric, ingenious in argument; but even you might quail at the thought of explaining the tortuous mental processes that led you into throwing your beloved pink parasol into Miranda Sawyer's well.