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1 having the skill and imagination to create new things

  • an ingenious but rather eccentric inventor
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2 showing a noteworthy use of the imagination and creativity especially in inventing

  • a chair that canʼt tip over is quite ingenious
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clever, adroit, cunning, ingenious mean having or showing practical wit or skill in contriving. clever stresses physical or mental quickness, deftness, or great aptitude.
    • a person clever with horses
adroit often implies a skillful use of expedients to achieve one's purpose in spite of difficulties.
    • an adroit negotiator
cunning implies great skill in constructing or creating.
    • a filmmaker cunning in his use of special effects
ingenious suggests the power of inventing or discovering a new way of accomplishing something.
    • an ingenious software engineer


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