Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The quality of being ingenious; ingenuity; skill; cunning.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Ingenuity; skill; cunning.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The quality of being ingenious; wit; ingenuity; contrivance; ingeniousness.

Etymologies

From Latin ingeniositas (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • A novel, a sf concept or trope seems to be Mr. Roberts motto so no sequels yet, no same universe, all ingeniosity.

    Liviu's Top Authors of the 00's Part 1 - SF

  • French tongue (as it comprehendeth some of its brusquest dialects), with so much ingeniosity and wit, that more impressions have been sold thereof in that language than of any other book that hath been set forth at any time within these fifteen hundred years; so difficult nevertheless to be turned into any other speech that many prime spirits in most of the nations of Europe, since the year

    Five books of the lives, heroic deeds and sayings of Gargantua and his son Pantagruel

  • The industry of this composition is owing unto the Indians, as well as of many others, which the ingeniosity of those Barbarians caused them to invent, both for the preservation, and pleasure of their own life.

    Bucaniers of America:

  • The Pentateuch of Rabelais mentioned in the title-page of the first book of this translation being written originally in the French tongue (as it comprehendeth some of its brusquest dialects), with so much ingeniosity and wit, that more impressions have been sold thereof in that language than of any other book that hath been set forth at any time within these fifteen hundred years; so difficult nevertheless to be turned into any other speech that many prime spirits in most of the nations of Europe, since the year

    Gargantua and Pantagruel, Illustrated, Book 2

  • a mechanical point of view M. Ader's apparatus was of the greatest interest and real ingeniosity.

    A History of Aeronautics

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