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Adjective
/inˈjēnyəs/,
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(of a person) Clever, original, and inventive,
  1. (of a person) Clever, original, and inventive
    • - he was ingenious enough to overcome the limited budget
  2. (of a machine or idea) Cleverly and originally devised and well suited to its purpose


  1. clever: showing inventiveness and skill; "a clever gadget"; "the cunning maneuvers leading to his success"; "an ingenious solution to the problem"
  2. (ingeniously) in an ingenious manner; "a Hampshire farmer had fowls of different breeds, including Dorkings, and he discriminated ingeniously between the `dark ones' and the `white ones'"
  3. (ingeniousness) inventiveness: the power of creative imagination
  4. (ingeniousness) ingenuity: the property of being ingenious; "a plot of great ingenuity"; "the cleverness of its design"
  5. Ingenious is the English name for Einfach Genial (Simply Ingenious), a German abstract strategy board game designed by Reiner Knizia under commission from Sophisticated Games and published in 2004 by Kosmos. ...
  6. Ingenious is a one-off drama produced by Lime Pictures written especially for CBBC. It premiered on BBC One.
  7. Displaying genius or brilliance; tending to invent; Characterized by genius; cleverly done or contrived; Witty; original; shrewd; adroit; keen; sagacious
  8. A development or an improvement is considered ingenious if it is not obvious to workers of average skill in this area of technology.
  9. X's proof is ingenious: I understand it.