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Definition of 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

He is the best physician who is the most ingenious inspirer of hope.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge

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

Whenever I found out anything remarkable, I have thought it my duty to put down my discovery on paper, so that all ingenious people might be informed thereof.
Antonie van Leeuwenhoek

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

Much of the Netherlands lies considerably below sea level, as you well know. Through the process of building dikes to wall out the salty sea and through pumping the water into canals, the country of the ingenious, resourceful, and doughty Dutch has literally been born of the sea.
Joseph B. Wirthlin
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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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