Leopardi has scarcely done more than paraphrase these elementary ideas, but this he has done with abundance and ingeniousness.
I declare, the profoundness, the ingeniousness, and the boldness of your successful answers filled me with amazement!
The coffee was excellent, thanks to the ingeniousness of the machine that made it.
Peter Comester in his Historia Scholastica (twelfth century) granted the ingeniousness of the author.
We in America, especially, place altogether too high a value on our ingeniousness, our resourcefulness.
early 15c., "intellectual, talented," from Middle French ingénieux "clever, ingenious" (Old French engeignos), from Latin ingeniosus "of good capacity, full of intellect; clever, gifted with genius," from ingenium "innate qualities, ability," literally "that which is inborn," from in- "in" (see in- (2)) + gignere, from PIE *gen- "produce" (see genus). Sense of "skillful, clever at contrivance" first recorded 1540s. In a sense of "crafty, clever, skillful" Middle English had enginous (mid-14c.), from Old French engeignos. Related: Ingeniously; ingeniousness.