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Ingenious

In`gen´ious
a.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.
A man . . . very wise and ingenious in feats of war.
- Hakluyt.
Thou, king, send out
For torturers ingenious.
- Shak.
The more ingenious men are, the more apt are they to trouble themselves.
- Sir W. Temple.
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.
Thus men go wrong with an ingenious skill.
- Cowper.
3.Witty; shrewd; adroit; keen; sagacious; as, an ingenious reply.
4.Mental; intellectual.
A course of learning and ingenious studies.
- Shak.
Adj.1.ingenious - (used of persons or artifacts) marked by independence and creativity in thought or action; "an imaginative use of material"; "the invention of the knitting frame by another ingenious English clergyman"- Lewis Mumford; "an ingenious device"; "had an inventive turn of mind"; "inventive ceramics"
2.ingenious - skillful (or showing skill) in adapting means to ends; "cool prudence and sensitive selfishness along with quick perception of what is possible--these distinguish an adroit politician"; "came up with a clever story"; "an ingenious press agent"; "an ingenious scheme"
Synonyms: adroit, clever
3.ingenious - showing inventiveness and skill; "a clever gadget"; "the cunning maneuvers leading to his success"; "an ingenious solution to the problem"
Synonyms: cunning, clever
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