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Synonyms for ingenious
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. clever, cunning, ingenious(adj)

    showing inventiveness and skill

    "a clever gadget"; "the cunning maneuvers leading to his success"; "an ingenious solution to the problem"

    Synonyms:
    tricksy, canny, clever, cunning, cagy, slick, sly, cute, cagey, wily, apt, knavish, crafty, guileful, dodgy, tricky, foxy

    Antonyms:
    maladroit

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. ingenious

    Clever, as used in England, especially implies an aptitude for study or learning, and for excellent tho not preeminent mental achievement. The early New England usage as implying simple and weak good nature has largely affected the use of the word throughout the United States, where it has never been much in favor. Smart, indicating dashing ability, is now coming to have a suggestion of unscrupulousness, similar to that of the word sharp, which makes its use a doubtful compliment. The discriminating use of such words as able, gifted, talented, etc., is greatly preferable to an excessive use of the word clever. Compare ACUMEN; ASTUTE; POWER.

    Synonyms:
    able, adroit, apt, bright, capable, clever, dexterous, expert, gifted, happy, intellectual, intelligent, keen, knowing, quick, quick-witted, sharp, skilful, smart, talented

    Antonyms:
    awkward, bungling, clumsy, dull, foolish, idiotic, ignorant, senseless, slow, stupid, thick-headed, witless

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. ingenious

    Synonyms:
    skillful, adept, clever, inventive, ready, frank, sincere

    Antonyms:
    unskillful, slow, uninventive, unready

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. ingenious(a.)

    Synonyms:
    inventive, gifted, able, sagacious, clever, bright

  2. ingenious(a.)

    Synonyms:
    that shows invention, exhibiting ingenuity

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. ingenious(a)

    Synonyms:
    inventive, resourceful

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    resourceful, crafty, clever, smart, inventive, imaginative

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How to use ingenious in a sentence?

  1. Ambrose Bierce:

    Barometer, n. An ingenious instrument which indicates what kind of weather we are having.

  2. Pfoofy Solar manager Achoge:

    We were awarded $100,000 by the United States African Development Fund and Power Africa for the ingenious innovation. It is this money that we are now using to upscale the solar project.

  3. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    If you are looking for all right answers, Scientist is not a person who'll give those to you, because she/he is the one who always asks the right questions. It's the scientific curiosity of Scientist that challenges the status quo, and often gives birth to novel inventions, ingenious innovations, and scientific progress in our world.

  4. Ambrose Bierce:

    An inventor is a person who makes an ingenious arrangement of wheels, levers and springs, and believes it civilization.

  5. Prince CharlesPrince Charles:

    The only sad thing for me was not being able to go further into other parts of Nigeria, it is such a vast country and obviously there are so many other states and interesting areas. I know many are facing different challenges and other opportunities, so it was a pity not being able to do that, but otherwise it's always marvellous coming here because people are so friendly. I'm always intrigued by the way so many of these young, for instance, are developing really interesting ideas that they can turn into businesses and things like that, helping to tackle some of the real issues we face, particularly around the environment and waste and goodness knows what else. Very ingenious characters.


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