- Rhymes: -iːniəs
- Displaying genius or brilliance; tending to invent .
- Characterized by genius; cleverly done or contrived .
- Witty; original; shrewd; adroit; keen; sagacious .
From Latin ingeniosus ( “endowed with good natural capacity, gifted with genius” ), from ingenium ( “innate or natural quality, natural capacity, genius” ), from in ( “in” ) + gignere ( “to produce” ), Old Latin genere. Compare French ingénieux; see also engine .
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