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 for ingenious
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Ingenious \In*gen"ious\, a. [L. ingeniosus, fr. ingenium innate
     or natural quality, natural capacity, genius: cf. F.
     ing['e]nieux. See Engine.]
     1. Possessed of genius, or the faculty of invention; skillful
        or promp to invent; having an aptitude to contrive, or to
        form new combinations; as, an ingenious author, mechanic.
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              A man . . . very wise and ingenious in feats of war.
                                                    --Hakluyt.
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              Thou, king, send out
              For torturers ingenious.              --Shak.
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              The more ingenious men are, the more apt are they to
              trouble themselves.                   --Sir W.
                                                    Temple.
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     2. Proceeding from, pertaining to, or characterized by,
        genius or ingenuity; of curious design, structure, or
        mechanism; as, an ingenious model, or machine; an
        ingenious scheme, contrivance, etc.
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              Thus men go wrong with an ingenious skill. --Cowper.
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     3. Witty; shrewd; adroit; keen; sagacious; as, an ingenious
        reply.
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     4. Mental; intellectual. [Obs.]
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              A course of learning and ingenious studies. --Shak.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  ingenious
      adj 1: showing inventiveness and skill; "a clever gadget"; "the
             cunning maneuvers leading to his success"; "an ingenious
             solution to the problem" [syn: clever, cunning,
             ingenious]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  125 Moby Thesaurus words for "ingenious":
     Daedalian, Machiavellian, Machiavellic, acute, adept, adroit, apt,
     arch, artful, artistic, astute, authoritative, bravura, bright,
     brilliant, cagey, canny, clean, clever, conceptive, conceptual,
     coordinated, crack, crackerjack, crafty, creative, cunning, cute,
     daedal, deceitful, deep, deep-laid, deft, demiurgic, designing,
     dexterous, dextrous, diplomatic, esemplastic, excellent, expert,
     fancy, fecund, feline, fertile, foxy, germinal, gifted, good,
     goodish, graceful, guileful, handy, ideational, ideative,
     imaginative, innovational, innovative, insidious, inspired,
     inventive, keen, knowing, magisterial, masterful, masterly, neat,
     no mean, notional, on the ball, original, originative, pawky,
     politic, pregnant, productive, professional, proficient, prolific,
     quick, quite some, ready, resourceful, scheming, seminal,
     serpentine, shaping, sharp, shifty, shrewd, skilled, skillful,
     slick, slim, slippery, sly, smart, smooth, snaky, sneaky, some,
     sophistical, statesmanlike, stealthy, strategic, stylish, subtile,
     subtle, supple, tactful, tactical, talented, teeming, the compleat,
     the complete, trickish, tricksy, tricky, virtuoso, visioned,
     vulpine, wary, well-done, wily, workmanlike
  
  

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