from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The condition of being ingenious.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The quality or state of being ingenious; ingenuity.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The quality of being ingenious or prompt in invention; ingenuity.
  • n. Cleverness; brightness; aptness.
  • n. Ingenuousness; candor.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the power of creative imagination
  • n. the property of being ingenious


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  • His cynical narrator is a zombie hunter/P.I., and every single detail of his world has been worked out with breathtaking ingeniousness.

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  • Without giving away too much, I must confess that I found the machinations behind the main storyline quite prosaic in comparison to what I was being led to expect from the sheer brilliance of exposition and ingeniousness of the main protagonists – especially Locke Lamora and his ability to outwit the devil himself.

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  • As always, one is struck by the ingeniousness of our powerful elite in politics, media, and finance.

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  • We appreciate the ingeniousness of that cake even if the folks at the cake show didn't!

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  • The ingeniousness of such a potential plan stems from the former 'No' unionist camp being able to amalgamate the first preference votes of the status quo and Calman options from the multi-option referendum model and pretty much guarantee a win, particularly given that they are voting 'for' more powers and not 'against' separation.

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  • That Rossellini could accomplish this in projects hobbled by tiny budgets and various production and distribution mishaps attests to both his artistry and his ingeniousness.

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  • It will be your ingeniousness that will bring the powers of our wind, of our sun, our geothermal, our oceans.

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  • Although that effort fizzled, Hillary's people kept it up throughout election day itself, blocking votes with a persistence and ingeniousness that must have awed -- and certainly delighted -- Karl Rove himself.

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  • As in one story which I have forgotten the name of, a man is about to die, and just at that time does he truly value the artistic and mechanical ingeniousness of his body.

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  • The ingeniousness of Ceserole's doctrine, as filtered through the sensibility of Hugo Chávez, resides in its blending of Marxist economics with two venerable anti-Semitic traditions.

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