What does the word ingenious mean?

    Part of speech: noun


  • Part of speech: adverb

  • Ingeniously.

  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Inventive; dexterous; skilful.

Usage examples for 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 by 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 by 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 by Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett Barrett