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Synonyms for ingenuity
ˌɪn dʒəˈnu ɪ ti, -ˈnyu-

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. inventiveness, ingeniousness, ingenuity, cleverness(noun)

    the power of creative imagination

    Synonyms:
    smartness, brightness, cleverness, inventiveness, ingeniousness

  2. ingenuity, ingeniousness, cleverness(noun)

    the property of being ingenious

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

    Synonyms:
    ingeniousness, smartness, brightness, cleverness, inventiveness

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. ingenuity(n)

    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.

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. ingenuity(n.)

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

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    resourcefulness, inventiveness, cleverness, genius, wit, naivety

How to pronounce ingenuity?

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How to use ingenuity in a sentence?

  1. Sindiswa Matyobeni:

    Challenges cultivate ingenuity

  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. Ralph Waldo Emerson:

    The peril of every fine faculty is the delight of playing with it for pride. Talent is commonly developed at the expense of character, and the greater it grows, the more is the mischief. Talent is mistaken for genius, a dogma or system for truth, ambition for greatest, ingenuity for poetry, sensuality for art.

  4. Ann Woo:

    What we thought was really so amazing was their ingenuity, their ability to prototype and create different designs.

  5. Jill Adams:

    We know that resourceful people will apply creativity and ingenuity and if they are pregnant and don't want to be, they will find a way not to be.


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