Definition of ingenious
Examples of ingenious in a sentence
How many dog-size bathrobes (an ingenious device) are out there? —David Colman, Vogue, April 2001
… spacecraft engineers tried to come up with ways to “unstick” the antenna. Those attempts failed, but by ingenious software and mission-sequencing techniques … the Galileo mission was still able to fulfill nearly all of its scientific requirements and return a rich quantity of scientific data … —Louis Friedman et al., Encyclopedia of the Solar System, 1999
… an ingenious method of checking errors … —W. David Gardner, Datamation, June 1982
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.
Recent Examples of ingenious from the web
By age ten, Sam Addison was already working on the brine that led to this ingenious sandwich spread, which marries the burn of mustard with the salty-sour kick of dill pickles.
The layout is simple but ingenious and gives nearly all the space to the delightful, exuberant illustrations.
A cat walking through the world looks mighty different to various other creatures, such as a fox and a goldfish, as this delightful, ingenious book shows.
Analysts noted that previous sanctions were hampered because of a lack of vigorous enforcement by member states and the North’s ingenious ways of circumventing them.
Kudos to Lowry for an ingenious idea, executed well.)
The design was fairly ingenious, a bit like today’s canine saddle coat but with leggings that tapered into fitted booties.
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Origin and Etymology of ingenious
Middle English ingenyous, from Medieval French ingenieus, from Latin ingeniosus, from ingenium natural capacity — more at engine
First Known Use: 15th century
Synonym Discussion of ingenious
INGENIOUS Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of ingenious for English Language Learners
: very smart or clever : having or showing ingenuity
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