Part of speech: adverb


Part of speech: noun


Part of speech: adjective

Inventive; dexterous; skilful.

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Usage examples "ingenious":

  1. Over and above this, the Irish were indebted to James for a new project- a most ingenious invention for successful plunder. - "Irish Race in the Past and the Present", Aug. J. Thebaud.
  2. The lady, who was no other than a duchess, at once was interested, as she had read and laughed over the first volume of " The Ingenious Gentleman, Don Quixote of La Mancha"; and she immediately asked Sancho to return to his master and say that she would be delighted beyond words to have the worthy knight and his squire come and be her and the Duke's guests at a country place they had there. - "The Story of Don Quixote", Arvid Paulson, Clayton Edwards, and Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra.
  3. Indeed you will be ingenious to prevent me! - "The Letters of Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett Barrett, Vol. 1 (of 2) 1845-1846", Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett Barrett.