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Definition of "ingenious" []

  • Marked by inventive skill and imagination. (adjective)
  • Having or arising from an inventive or cunning mind; clever: an ingenious scheme. See Synonyms at clever. (adjective)
  • Obsolete Having genius; brilliant. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "ingenious" in a sentence
  • "With these the English word ingenious has an obvious connection, especially in its earlier use as applied to men of letters."
  • "It refers to an ingenious method of subterranean irrigation that exploits gravity to create arable land far beyond water sources, typically in desert environments."
  • "But what makes the ad so ingenious is the fact that is a mix of message, brand and "location.""