Definition of ingenious
- an ingenious detective
- an ingenious contraption
The book has an ingenious plot.
She was ingenious at finding ways to work more quickly.
It was ingenious of him to arrange the schedule so precisely.
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: very smart or clever : having or showing ingenuity
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to lower or disgrace the reputation of
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