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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 for "ingenuity":

    resourcefulness, inventiveness, cleverness, genius, wit, naivety

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How to use ingenuity in a sentence?

  1. Tom Czekanski:

    They are fast and nimble and a great piece of American ingenuity used in the war.

  2. Hannah Tandy:

    We all have something in common. We all have human ingenuity and we all have feelings. this is something we have actually talked about before.

  3. Douglas Adams, "Mostly Harmless":

    A common mistake people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools.

  4. Ann Woo:

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

  5. Alex Irvine:

    ¨In a battle between resources and ingenuity, never underestimate ingenuity¨ -Ratchet


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