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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

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

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

Writing in English is the most ingenious torture ever devised for sins committed in previous lives. The English reading public explains the reason why.
James Joyce

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

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