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Definition of Ingenious

Ingenious

  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.
  2. Proseeding 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.
  3. Witty; shrewd; adroit; keen; sagacious; as, an ingenious reply.
  4. Mental; intellectual.

Ingenious Quotations

No foreign policy - no matter how ingenious - has any chance of success if it is born in the minds of a few and carried in the hearts of none.
Henry A. Kissinger

I have found that, in the composition of the human body as compared with the bodies of animals, the organs of sense are duller and coarser. Thus, it is composed of less ingenious instruments, and of spaces less capacious for receiving the faculties of sense.
Leonardo da Vinci

Insurance - an ingenious modern game of chance in which the player is permitted to enjoy the comfortable conviction that he is beating the man who keeps the table.
Ambrose Bierce

Today, most women are surrounded by ingenious gadgets. They don't grow the peas or raise the chicken that they serve for dinner; instead they hunt and gather in the grocery store. They go through catalogs or department stores to buy clothes instead of shearing sheep, carding wool, and weaving cloth for skirts and coats and blankets.
Helen Fisher

Corporation: An ingenious device for obtaining profit without individual responsibility.
Ambrose Bierce
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Ingenious Translations

ingenious in Dutch is geniaal
ingenious in Italian is ingegnoso
ingenious in Latin is faber
ingenious in Norwegian is skarpsindig, oppfinnsom
ingenious in Spanish is ingenioso
ingenious in Swedish is sinnrik, sinnrik, fyndig