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Word of the Day 01/30/20 Ingenious

Ingenious (adjective)
ingenious[ in-jeen-yuhs ]
(previously 05-30-13)

adjective
1. characterized by cleverness or originality of invention or construction: an ingenious machine.
2. cleverly inventive or resourceful: an ingenious press agent.
3. Obsolete.
a. intelligent; showing genius.
b. ingenuous.

OTHER WORDS FROM INGENIOUS
in·gen·ious·ly, adverb
in·gen·ious·ness, noun
half-in·gen·ious, adjective
half-in·gen·ious·ly, adverb
half-in·gen·ious·ness, noun
o·ver·in·gen·ious, adjective
o·ver·in·gen·ious·ly, adverb
o·ver·in·gen·ious·ness, noun
su·per·in·gen·ious, adjective
su·per·in·gen·ious·ly, adverb
su·per·in·gen·ious·ness, noun

WORDS RELATED TO INGENIOUS
imaginative, inventive, sly, skillful, shrewd, creative, innovative, subtle, intelligent, resourceful, able, adroit, artistic, bright, canny, crafty, cunning, dexterous, gifted, original

SYNONYMS FOR INGENIOUS
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2. bright, gifted, able, resourceful; adroit.

ANTONYMS FOR INGENIOUS
2. unskillful.

Origin: 1375–1425; late Middle English < Latin ingeniōsus, equivalent to ingeni(um) natural disposition, cleverness (in- in-2 + gen- (base of gignere to bring into being; cf. genitor) + -ium -ium) + -ōsus -ous

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