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Wordnet 3.0


1. showing inventiveness and skill;
- Example: "a clever gadget"
- Example: "the cunning maneuvers leading to his success"
- Example: "an ingenious solution to the problem"
[syn: clever, cunning, ingenious]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Ingenious \In*gen"ious\, a. [L. ingeniosus, fr. ingenium innate or natural quality, natural capacity, genius: cf. F. ing['e]nieux. See Engine.] 1. Possessed of genius, or the faculty of invention; skillful or promp to invent; having an aptitude to contrive, or to form new combinations; as, an ingenious author, mechanic. [1913 Webster] A man . . . very wise and ingenious in feats of war. --Hakluyt. [1913 Webster] Thou, king, send out For torturers ingenious. --Shak. [1913 Webster] The more ingenious men are, the more apt are they to trouble themselves. --Sir W. Temple. [1913 Webster] 2. Proceeding from, pertaining to, or characterized by, genius or ingenuity; of curious design, structure, or mechanism; as, an ingenious model, or machine; an ingenious scheme, contrivance, etc. [1913 Webster] Thus men go wrong with an ingenious skill. --Cowper. [1913 Webster] 3. Witty; shrewd; adroit; keen; sagacious; as, an ingenious reply. [1913 Webster] 4. Mental; intellectual. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] A course of learning and ingenious studies. --Shak. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

ingenious adj 1: showing inventiveness and skill; "a clever gadget"; "the cunning maneuvers leading to his success"; "an ingenious solution to the problem" [syn: clever, cunning, ingenious]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

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