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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 for "ingenious":

    resourceful, crafty, clever, smart, inventive, imaginative

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How to use ingenious in a sentence?

  1. Jeh Johnson:

    The cyber threat to our country is going to get worse before it gets better, bad cyber actors — whether they’re nation states, cyber criminals, hacktivists, those who engage in ransomware — are increasingly aggressive, tenacious and ingenious.

  2. Edgar Allen Poe, The Murders in the Rue Morgue:

    The ingenious are always fanciful, and the truly imaginative never otherwise than analytic.

  3. 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.

  4. Livy:

    Men?s minds are generally ingenious in palliating guilt in themselves.

  5. Andrew Orwig:

    This is a little more ingenious than most of the schemes, unfortunately, though, this preys on people who are uninformed and perhaps not well educated.

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