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Definition showing cleverness and originality
  • It is an ingenious solution to the problem. It is as reliable as it is easy.
ingenious = showing cleverness and originality
  • The first person to put wheels on a suitcase had an ingenious idea.
  • ingenious = clever and original
  • an ingenious device
  • an ingenious press agent
  • ...they invented some of the machines that have since troubled the world, especially the ingenious devices for killing large numbers of people at once,
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Hobbit
  • ingenious = inventive
  • The life rafts were ingenious things, packed into small bundles in the ship's hull.
    Kenneth Oppel  --  Airborn
  • ingenious = showing cleverness and originality
  • Their departure, with the ingenious manner in which they and their sheep were hoisted over the mountains, was a splendid spectacle.
    Voltaire  --  Candide
  • ingenious = inventive and skillful
  • Ernest at length hit upon an ingenious plan.
    Johann Wyss  --  The Swiss Family Robinson
  • ingenious = showing cleverness and originality
  • The method of the theft was not less ingenious than bold.
    Edgar Allan Poe  --  The Purloined Letter
  • ingenious = showing cleverness and originality
  • When a fox wants to den up, he will use ingenious tricks to throw off the hounds.
    Forest Carter  --  Education of Little Tree
  • ingenious = inventive and skillful
  • It was most ingeniously secured at vacant hours ... so that though a thief might get in with perfect ease, he would find some embarrassment in getting out
    Washington Irving  --  The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
  • ingeniously = skillfully and showing inventiveness
  • ... when Mother realized that after she's dead, she won't be able to tell me what to wear anymore, she came up with this ingenious postmortem system.
    Kathryn Stockett  --  The Help
  • ingenious = showing cleverness and originality
  • "Yeah, very ingenious, Hermione."
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
  • ingenious = showing cleverness and originality
  • It was ingenious and finally, I saw, all wise.
    Julia Alvarez  --  In the Time of the Butterflies
  • ingenious = clever (showing inventiveness and skill)
  • He had something in reserve, some ingenious product of his counselor's wits that would overwhelm their scheme.
    John Gardner  --  Grendel
  • ingenious = showing cleverness and originality
  • Let's see how ingenious you are.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Battle of the Labyrinth
  • ingenious = inventive and skillful
  • Human beings are remarkably ingenious,
    Arthur C. Clarke  --  Childhood's End
  • ingenious = inventive and skillful
  • They are an ingenious people,
    Ernest Hemingway  --  A Farewell to Arms
  • ingenious = inventive and skilled
  • In the pickling of hams they had an ingenious apparatus, by which they saved time and increased the capacity of the
    Upton Sinclair  --  The Jungle
  • ingenious = showing cleverness and originality
  • I thought about explaining to her my mother's ingenious method of ridding the house of roaches—cracker crumbs and marshmallow—but then I thought...
    Sue Monk Kidd  --  The Secret Life of Bees
ingenious = showing cleverness and originality

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