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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

It will be found, in fact, that the ingenious are always fanciful, and the truly imaginative never otherwise than analytic.
Edgar Allan Poe

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

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

Debt, n. An ingenious substitute for the chain and whip of the slavedriver.
Ambrose Bierce

Inventor: A person who makes an ingenious arrangement of wheels, levers and springs, and believes it civilization.
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

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