- intelligent; showing genius.
- ingelow, jean,
Origin of ingenious
Examples from the Web for ingeniously
Ross has ingeniously located much of modern physics in the Bible, including the laws of thermodynamics and the Big Bang.Evangelicals Still Don’t Know What to Do With the Big Bang|Karl W. Giberson|March 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The ACA was ingeniously designed to deliver benefits to Democratic constituencies and impose costs on Republican ones.The Obamacare Ripoff: More Money for Less Insurance|David Frum|October 29, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The explosive material was ingeniously placed in printer ink cartridges where the ink powder normally goes.Meet the Terrorist Who Most Terrifies America’s Terrorist Hunters|Daniel Klaidman|August 8, 2013|DAILY BEAST
This is salesmanship, and of the most ingeniously manipulative kind.
He ingeniously accomplished his herculean task with the help of a small staff of men who shared his commitment to the cause.
It is so plausible because the author has ingeniously or accidentally set aside the usual earmarks of plausibility.The Delicious Vice|Young E. Allison
Dreams have been ingeniously compared to a drama defective in the laws of unity, and unconnected by constant anachronisms.Curiosities of Medical Experience|J. G. (John Gideon) Millingen
Later, it had been ingeniously and patiently glued together.The Shadow|Arthur Stringer
It is ingeniously asserted by the vindicator that a servant of James brought the report that he had ridden away.James VI and the Gowrie Mystery|Andrew Lang
And see now how ingeniously it was made to work—by pressure upon this arrow in the flank.The Strolling Saint|Raphael Sabatini
Word Origin for ingenious
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.