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ingenious | ingeniousness | ingenuity

ingenious ingeniousness ingenuity
clever and innovative
  • How to Memorize
    • ingenious - clever
  • Analysis

    If something is considered ‘ingenious’, then it displays originality and creativity. In a person, it is characterized by an unusual aptitude for invention and a high degree of resourcefulness. Not to be confused with the similar word ‘ingenuous’, which means ‘naive or trusting’.

  • Exam DBSpoken DBOther
    Synonymsinventiveshrewd, resourceful,
    Antonymsfatuousidiotic, incompetent,
  • Example(s)
    1. I couldn’t figure out a way to solve the issue, but then Alice came up with an ingenious solution.

    2. I admire Frank’s ingeniousness as an artist. He can make remarkable things out of ordinary household items.

    3. The software still has a few glitches, but we’ve come up with a workaround thanks to Patrick’s ingenuity.