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One entry found for ingenious.
Main Entry: in·ge·nious
Pronunciation: in-primarystressjemacronn-yschwas
Function: adjective
Etymology: from early French ingenieus "calling for or showing special intelligence or cleverness," from Latin ingeniosus (same meaning), from ingenium "natural ability or desire to do something, inborn ability," from in "in" and -genium, from gignere "to father, beget" --related to ENGINE, GENIUS, 1GIN
: having or showing ingenuity : very clever <an ingenious plan>
- in·ge·nious·ly adverb
- in·ge·nious·ness noun

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