INGENIOUSLY

ingeniously

(adverb) in an ingenious manner; “a Hampshire farmer had fowls of different breeds, including Dorkings, and he discriminated ingeniously between the ‘dark ones’ and the ‘white ones’”

Source: WordNet® 3.1


Etymology

Adverb

ingeniously (comparative more ingeniously, superlative most ingeniously)

In an ingenious manner; using ingenuity.

Source: Wiktionary


In*gen"ious*ly, adv.

Definition: In an ingenious manner; with ingenuity; skillfully; wittily; cleverly. "Too ingeniously politic." Sir W. Temple.

INGENIOUS

In*gen"ious, a. Etym: [L. ingeniosus, fr. ingenium innate or natural quality, natural capacity, genius: cf. F. ingénieux. 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. A man . . . very wise and ingenious in feats of war. Hakluyt. Thou, king, send out For torturers ingenious. Shak. The more ingenious men are, the more apt are they to trouble themselves. Sir W. Temple.

2. Proseeding 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. Thus men go wrong with an ingenious skill. Cowper.

3. Witty; shrewd; adroit; keen; sagacious; as, an ingenious reply.

4. Mental; intellectual. [Obs.] A course of learning and ingenious studies. Shak.

Source: Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary 1913 Edition



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