Lizet Elaine (simplyn2deep) wrote in 1_million_words,
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Word of the Day 03/07/21 Ingenious

Ingenious (adjective)
ingenious [ in-jeen-yuhs ]


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.

See synonyms for: ingenious / ingeniously / ingeniousness on Thesaurus.com
SYNONYMS FOR INGENIOUS
2. bright, gifted, able, resourceful; adroit.

ANTONYMS FOR INGENIOUS
2. inept, maladroit, unskillful.

Origin: First recorded in 1375–1425; late Middle English, from Old French ingenïos, from Latin ingeniōsus, engignos “clever, talented, gifted,” equivalent to ingeni(um) “natural disposition, temperament, mood; natural ability, cleverness” + -ōsus adjective suffix; see origin at in-, genitor; see also -ium, -ous

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