enginous

adjective

Definition of enginous 

obsolete

: contrived with care : ingenious, crafty

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First Known Use of enginous

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for enginous

Middle English enginous, from Middle French engigneus, from Latin ingeniosus ingenious, talented

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