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Definition of "ingenuity" []

  • Inventive skill or imagination; cleverness. (noun)
  • Imaginative and clever design or construction: a narrative plot of great ingenuity. (noun)
  • An ingenious or imaginative contrivance. (noun)
  • Obsolete Ingenuousness. (noun)

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 "ingenuity" in a sentence
  • "“The crucial test for the solution of all these intricate problems which confront and challenge our ingenuity is the sheer and forceful application of those immutable laws which down the corridor of time have always guided the hand of man, groping as it were for some faint beacon of light for his hopes and aspirations.”"
  • "Human ingenuity is not infinite; we just do not know its bounds."
  • "I don't know if human ingenuity is infinite or not."