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ingenious

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of ingenious

  1. 1 having the skill and imagination to create new things an ingenious but rather eccentric inventor Synonyms of ingenious clever, imaginative, creative, innovational, innovative, innovatory, inventive, original, originative, PrometheanWords Related to ingenious gifted, inspired, talented; resourceful; fecund, fertile, fruitful, generative, germinal, productive, prolificNear Antonyms of ingenious imitative, uninspired; infertile, unproductive; talentlessAntonyms of ingenious uncreative, unimaginative, uninventive, unoriginal

  2. 2 showing a noteworthy use of the imagination and creativity especially in inventing a chair that can't tip over is quite ingenious Synonyms of ingenious artful, creative, imaginative, clever, innovative, inventiveWords Related to ingenious adventurous, fresh, groundbreaking, novel, original, visionary; cleverish, gadgety, gimmicky; convenient, handy, neat, nifty, practical, useful; complex, sophisticated; adroit, deft, dexterous (also dextrous), expert, handsome, tricky; brainy, intelligent, sharp, smartNear Antonyms of ingenious dull, pedantic, pedestrian, stodgy; assembly-line, canned, cookie-cutter, derivative, hackneyed, unoriginal; impractical, uselessAntonyms of ingenious uncreative, unimaginative

Synonym Discussion of ingenious

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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