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in·ge·nu·i·ty

 (ĭn′jə-no͞o′ĭ-tē, -nyo͞o′-)
n. pl. in·ge·nu·i·ties
1. Inventive skill or imagination; cleverness.
2. An ingenious or imaginative contrivance.
3. Obsolete Ingenuousness.

[Latin ingenuitās, frankness (influenced by ingenious), from ingenuus, ingenuous; see ingenuous.]

ingenuity

(ˌɪndʒɪˈnjuːɪtɪ)
n, pl -ties
1. inventive talent; cleverness
2. an ingenious device, act, etc
3. archaic frankness; candour
[C16: from Latin ingenuitās a freeborn condition, outlook consistent with such a condition, from ingenuus native, freeborn (see ingenuous); meaning influenced by ingenious]

in•ge•nu•i•ty

(ˌɪn dʒəˈnu ɪ ti, -ˈnyu-)

n., pl. -ties.
1. the quality of being cleverly inventive or resourceful.
2. cleverness or skillfulness of conception or design: a device of great ingenuity.
3. an ingenious contrivance or device.
4. Obs. ingenuousness.
[1590–1600; < Latin ingenuitās innate virtue (see ingenuous, -ity)]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ingenuity - the power of creative imaginationingenuity - the power of creative imagination  
creative thinking, creativeness, creativity - the ability to create
resourcefulness, imagination, resource - the ability to deal resourcefully with unusual problems; "a man of resource"
2.ingenuity - the property of being ingenious; "a plot of great ingenuity"; "the cleverness of its design"
high quality, superiority - the quality of being superior

ingenuity

ingenuity

noun
Translations
إبْداع، دَهاء
důmyslnost
genialitetopfindsomhed
nerokkuusnokkeluus
snilli, hugvitssemi
dômyselnosť

ingenuity

[ˌɪndʒɪˈnjuːɪtɪ] N [of person] → ingenio m, inventiva f; [of idea, scheme] → lo ingenioso

ingenuity

[ˌɪndʒəˈnjuːɪti] ningéniosité f
ingenuity in doing sth → l'ingéniosité dont on fait preuve pour faire qch
his ingenuity in finding new ways to make money → l'ingéniosité dont il fait preuve pour trouver de nouveaux moyens de faire de l'argent

ingenuity

nGenialität f; (of person also)Einfallsreichtum m, → Findigkeit f; (of idea, method also)Brillanz f; (of device, instrument also)Raffiniertheit f

ingenuity

[ˌɪndʒɪˈnjuːɪtɪ] ningegnosità

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
References in classic literature ?
As he possessed no higher attribute, and neither sacrificed nor vitiated any spiritual endowment by devoting all his energies and ingenuities to subserve the delight and profit of his maw, it always pleased and satisfied me to hear him expatiate on fish, poultry, and butcher's meat, and the most eligible methods of preparing them for the table.
For it stands to reason that as Joseph's splendid financial ingenuities advantaged nobody but the king, the general public must have regarded him with a good deal of disfavor, whereas I had done my entire public a kindness in sparing the sun, and was popular by reason of it.
This reflection set him to admiring, for the hundredth time, the shrewd ingenuities by which he had insured himself against detection--more, against even suspicion.