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Definition of ingenious:

  1. Mental; intellectual.
  2. Possessed of genius, or the faculty of invention; skillful or promp to invent; having an aptitude to contrive, or to form new combinations; as, an ingenious author, mechanic.
  3. Proseeding from, pertaining to, or characterized by, genius or ingenuity; of curious design, structure, or mechanism; as, an ingenious model, or machine; an ingenious scheme, contrivance, etc.
  4. Witty; shrewd; adroit; keen; sagacious; as, an ingenious reply.

Synonyms:

innovatory, knavish, capable, originative, creative, cunning, artistic, cute, expert, meditative, adroit, ability, knowing, dexterous, deductive, sound, dodgy, perceptive, thoughtful, clear-sighted, Promethean, academic, cagy, insightful, guileful, gifted, intellectual, incisive, study at clever, cagey, artful, discerning, wise, inventive, imaginative, skilful, tricksy, talented, able, keen, apt, happy, clever, reasoned, bright, innovational.

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