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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.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ingeniousness - the power of creative imaginationingeniousness - 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.ingeniousness - the property of being ingenious; "a plot of great ingenuity"; "the cleverness of its design"
high quality, superiority - the quality of being superior
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(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
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This UNESCO World Heritage Site is breathtaking for its sheer beauty and ingeniousness. Of all the rulers of this dynasty, Krishnadevaraya is held to be the most important and progressive king to have ruled over the region.