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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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God willed that a strange, bold, and ingenious idea should enter into the mind of a certain man, whilst a devoted and courageous idea took possession of the mind of another man.
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The younger partner had, by this time, brought the business into sound trim; and the elder, left free to follow his own ingenious devices, had done much to enhance the character of the factory.
Its manufacturers are prosperous, and it is worthy of remark that one of the most ingenious machines known in European art is derived from the keen ingenuity which is exercised in this remote region.
I question not but the ingenious author of the Spectator was principally induced to prefix Greek and Latin mottos to every paper, from the same consideration of guarding against the pursuit of those scribblers, who having no talents of a writer but what is taught by the writing-master, are yet nowise afraid nor ashamed to assume the same titles with the greatest genius, than their good brother in the fable was of braying in the lion's skin.
And therefore, when men are ingenious in picking out circumstances of contempt, they do kindle their anger much.
quite mistaken, as he soon found, in supposing the thing to have been abandoned by all authorities) published some ingenious letters to me at the time when that event was chronicled, arguing that spontaneous combustion could not possibly be.
Ingenious in little artifices, they wait for those whose knowledge walketh on lame feet,--like spiders do they wait.
he repeats three times; and he says he utters these thanksgivings at seeing that he has now got Don Quixote and Sancho fairly afield, and that the readers of his delightful history may reckon that the achievements and humours of Don Quixote and his squire are now about to begin; and he urges them to forget the former chivalries of the ingenious gentleman and to fix their eyes on those that are to come, which now begin on the road to El Toboso, as the others began on the plains of Montiel; nor is it much that he asks in consideration of all he promises, and so he goes on to say:
Sense, perception, judgment, desire, volition, memory, imagination, are found to be separated by such delicate shades and minute gradations that their boundaries have eluded the most subtle investigations, and remain a pregnant source of ingenious disquisition and controversy.
By this ingenious device, the insolvent not only preserved his character, by no means an unusual circumstance in New York, however, but he preserved about half of his bona fide estate also; his creditors, as was customary, doing the PAYING.
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.