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Synonyms for ingenuity
ˌɪn dʒəˈnu ɪ ti, -ˈnyu-in·ge·nu·ity

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. ingenuitynoun

    Address is that indefinable something which enables a man to gain his object without seeming exertion or contest, and generally with the favor and approval of those with whom he deals. It is a general power to direct to the matter in hand whatever qualities are most needed for it at the moment. It includes adroitness and discretion to know what to do or say and what to avoid; ingenuity to devise; readiness to speak or act; the dexterity that comes of practise; and tact, which is the power of fine touch as applied to human character and feeling. Courtesy and politeness are indispensable elements of good address. Compare SPEECH.

    Synonyms:
    address, address, adroitness, courtesy, dexterity, discretion, manners, politeness, readiness, tact

    Antonyms:
    awkwardness, boorishness, clownishness, clumsiness, fatuity, folly, ill manners, ill-breeding, rudeness, stupidity, unmannerliness, unwisdom

    Preposition:
    Address in dealing with opponents; the address of an accomplished intriguer; an address to the audience.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. inventiveness, ingeniousness, ingenuity, clevernessnoun

    the power of creative imagination

    Synonyms:
    smartness, brightness, cleverness, inventiveness, ingeniousness

  2. ingenuity, ingeniousness, clevernessnoun

    the property of being ingenious

    "a plot of great ingenuity"; "the cleverness of its design"

    Synonyms:
    ingeniousness, smartness, brightness, cleverness, inventiveness

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. ingenuitynoun

    Synonyms:
    inventiveness, ingeniousness, ability, capableness, capacity, faculty, aptitude, aptness, cleverness, knack, turn, gift, genius

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "ingenuity":

    resourcefulness, inventiveness, cleverness, genius, wit, naivety

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How to use ingenuity in a sentence?

  1. Valerie Jamieson:

    I really don't think it is ever going to happen, then again, one thing I've learned is never to underestimate the ingenuity of physicists, so never say never.

  2. Barack Obama:

    We know that human activity is changing the climate, we know that human ingenuity can do something about it. We're even starting to see that we might actually have the political will to succeed. So the time to heed the critics and cynics is past. The time to plead ignorance is surely past. The deniers are increasingly alone, on their own shrinking island.

  3. Ken Williford:

    Once a rover gets close enough to a location, we get ground-scale images that we can compare to orbital images, with Ingenuity, we now have this intermediate-scale imagery that nicely fills the gap in resolution.

  4. Steve Daines:

    We are at a pivotal time in our great nations history, we have shown the world time and time again the genius of American ingenuity and the grit of American determination. However, a radical, socialist, far-left movement is growing across this country. And it has taken root as the new voice of the Democratic Party.

  5. George S. Patton:

    Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do, and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.


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