ingenious vs ingenuous

ingenious ingenuous


  • 1) Characterized by genius; cleverly done or contrived.
  • 2) Witty; original; shrewd; adroit; keen; sagacious.
  • 3) Displaying genius or brilliance; tending to invent.
  • 4) Having great inventive skill and imagination.
  • 5) Marked by or exhibiting originality or inventiveness.
  • 6) Obsolete Having genius; brilliant.
  • 7) Proceeding from, pertaining to, or characterized by, genius or ingenuity; of curious design, structure, or mechanism
  • 8) obsolete Mental; intellectual.
  • 9) Possessed of genius, or the faculty of invention; skillful or promp to invent; having an aptitude to contrive, or to form new combinations.
  • 10) Witty; shrewd; adroit; keen; sagacious.
  • 11) showing inventiveness and skill
  • 12) Synonyms Inventive, bright, acute, constructive. See genius.
  • 13) Ingenuous.
  • 14) Manifesting or requiring mental brightness or cleverness; intellectual; improving.
  • 15) Possessing inventive genius or faculty; apt in inventing, contriving, or constructing; skilful in the use of things or words: as, an ingenious mechanic; an ingenious author.
  • 16) Mentally bright or clever; witty; conversable.
  • 17) Marked or characterized by inventive genius; displaying or proceeding from skill in contrivance or construction; witty or clever in form or spirit; well conceived; apt: as, an ingenious machine; an ingenious process or performance; ingenious criticism.


  • 1) Demonstrating childlike simplicity.
  • 2) Straightforward, candid, open, and frank.
  • 3) Naive and trusting.
  • 4) Unsophisticated; simple.
  • 5) Unable to mask one's feelings.
  • 6) Lacking in cunning, guile, or worldliness; innocent or naive: synonym: naive.
  • 7) Straightforward or frank; candid.
  • 8) Noble; generous; magnanimous; honorable; upright; high-minded.
  • 9) Of honorable extraction; freeborn; noble.
  • 10) Free from reserve, disguise, equivocation, or dissimulation; open; frank
  • 11) obsolete Ingenious.
  • 12) characterized by an inability to mask your feelings; not devious
  • 13) Sameasingenious.
  • 14) Freeborn; of honorable extraction.
  • 15) Generous; noble: as, an ingenuous ardor or zeal.
  • 16) Synonyms Frank, Naïve, etc. (see candid); unreserved, artless, guileless, straightforward, truthful.
  • 17) Free from restraint or reserve; frank; open; candid: used of persons or things: as, an ingenuous mind; an ingenuous confession.
  • 18) Same as ingenious.


  • 1) There were ingenious uses of the overtime system then too.
  • 2) The pair come up with many ingenious ideas to get close.
  • 3) Prepare to be amazed by some truly ingenious ideas for tattoo reinvention.
  • 4) Designers have provided ingenious ways to make that small bit of space go the extra mile.
  • 5) You have come up with some highly ingenious solutions.
  • 6) Various ingenious methods have been devised for stirring large quantities in more than one container simultaneously.
  • 7) ingenious use of loops helps to glue the work into a coherent whole.
  • 8) And we are finding more and more ingenious ways of using up the stuff.
  • 9) This is an ingenious solution and a reasonable compromise.
  • 10) Many suspect insider traders are using ingenious methods.
  • 11) And an ingenious harvest scene uses shadow puppetry to spellbinding effect.
  • 12) Marconi knew from reading electrical magazines that some ingenious solutions had been found.
  • 13) He also won six other gold medals by the ingenious method of instructing his opponents not to turn up.
  • 14) The most ingenious way to approach it is to see cuts as an opportunity to press a case for reform.
  • 15) This was an ingenious idea, but also an expensive one.
  • 16) Here's a truly ingenious bit of kitchen kit.
  • 17) But these were ingenious uses of space borne of necessity, not planned.
  • 18) In addition she attempted to measure their self-esteem in a very ingenious way.
  • 19) This has enabled them to become increasingly innovative, leading to all the ingenious inventions that have given us our complex modern technologies.
  • 20) It's an ingenious idea: a circular building that is electronically live and interactive.
  • 21) An ingenious idea, though in practice it wasn't easy to use.
  • 22) Just like his movie alter ego, the actual MI6 agent invented ingenious devices to defeat the enemy.
  • 23) Through processes called transcription and translation, ingenious devices take the DNA blueprint and manufacture the protein.
  • 24) With these the English word ingenious has an obvious connection, especially in its earlier use as applied to men of letters.
  • 25) It refers to an ingenious method of subterranean irrigation that exploits gravity to create arable land far beyond water sources, typically in desert environments.
  • 26) But what makes the ad so ingenious is the fact that is a mix of message, brand and "location."
  • 27) Also the connection between belief and tool-making, while ingenious, is also purely speculative.
  • 28) I am just writing on how I think your plan on protecting marriage between a man and a woman in ingenious!
  • 29) "What you call an ingenious mathematical solution doesn't seem to be reflected in the patent," Voss told Samsung's lawyers.
  • 30) The life writer abovementioned has preserved a fragment of Mr. Butler's, given by one whom he calls the ingenious Mr. Aubrey, who assured him he had it from the poet himself; it is indeed admirable, and the satire sufficiently pungent against the priests.
  • 31) He began in 1630 with a prose tract, the Hero, laboured in short ingenious sentences, which went through six editions.
  • 32) ‘We are ingenious and we make great things, be it art, music or inventions.’
  • 33) ‘It was an unfortunate combination of poor building design and a couple of bright minds ingenious enough to take advantage of it.’
  • 34) ‘What you have to believe is that humans are a very inventive and ingenious species.’
  • 35) ‘The Code may have been a heavy burden, but many moviemakers were ingenious enough to adapt.’
  • 36) ‘She is an ingenious poet, a brilliant performer, a funny person, and serious thinker.’
  • 37) ‘Can there be any doubt that Hou is the most ingenious master of our time?’
  • 38) ‘An ingenious person should multiply the kinds of congress after the fashion of the different kinds of beasts and of birds.’
  • 39) ‘The islanders are a singular, ingenious people, in common with most of the world's island - dwellers.’
  • 40) ‘I was pleasantly surprised to find my ingenious, distant relative had a setup I had never imagined.’
  • 41) ‘So to the extent that you can personify methodology I see him as ingenious but erratic.’
  • 42) ‘Yes, Donne's tricky and ingenious and he's enjoying his ingenuity.’
  • 43) ‘The filmmakers were quite ingenious in imposing the needs of the medium on their depiction of Nash.’
  • 44) ‘On the other hand, a lot of people were saying, well look, he's an ingenious guy.’
  • 45) ‘And soup is one dish the ingenious Shanghainese have even endowed with seasonal features.’
  • 46) ‘Who save this party, too ingenious for words, would advocate support for England's World Cup efforts?’
  • 47) ‘An English geologist has come up with one of the most ingenious ideas yet suggested.’
  • 48) ‘Using the concept of tax relief as the means of reparation is also an ingenious idea.’
  • 49) ‘The company has a reputation for inventive adaptations, ingenious design and musical innovation.’
  • 50) ‘It cannot be the function of the court to decide how clever or ingenious a particular invention was.’
  • 51) ‘The elaborate subterfuge is often ingenious, but not enough to sustain an entire movie.’
  • 52) ‘The paint knife is an ingenious invention that squirts paint when pressure is applied to the blade.’
  • 53) ‘Another ingenious invention was a system to prevent early starts in the foot races.’
  • 54) ‘Before the invention of refrigerators, ingenious ways were found to keep food cold.’
  • 55) ‘Originality and innovation brings intelligent and ingenious solutions to problems.’
  • 56) ‘Each method used is an ingenious result of intelligent and creative thinking.’
  • 57) ‘And this was an ingenious insight; how voice is like a kind of a spectral ghost.’
  • 58) ‘It is indubitably ingenious and capable of delivering the peace we all yearn for.’
  • 59) ‘This is used to refer to anyone capable of finding ingenious solutions to problems.’
  • 60) ‘No ingenious sophistry can overthrow this fact of experience.’
  • 61) ‘This elaborate and ingenious argument breaks down at a number of points.’
  • 62) ‘I was shocked at the ingenious methods people would use to get money to buy drugs.’
  • 63) ‘People, children, have some ingenious ways of coping with the impossible and the unbearable.’
  • 64) ‘Imagine if you could summon the nerve to design an ingenious plot that would slowly peel him or her apart.’
  • 65) ‘The outlaw's intelligence is often displayed in his ingenious escapes.’
  • 66) ‘The first problem with my ingenious master scheme was that I had no idea how to go about doing this.’


  • 1) Worldly-wise though she thought herself, Grace was innocent, even ingenuous, for seventeen.
  • 2) She had no affectation; what she said was honest and ingenuous, and she talked good sense.
  • 3) But something about that smile, full of ingenuous sweetness, sent a shiver of apprehension tingling down his spine.
  • 4) ‘I assure you, I'm neither ingenuous or disingenuous here.’
  • 5) ‘Sometimes the reviewer knows nothing of the author or the reputation in which a book comes wrapped, the result being a rare, ingenuous honesty.’
  • 6) ‘It had a sly, ingenuous surface, the charming and amusing thoughts of a group of seven-year-olds ruminating on sex, money, school, race, love, mum and dad, the future and each other.’
  • 7) ‘It may these days sound ingenuous, but in my memory the company gave a great deal more genuine consideration to its employees than one can find in the mealy-mouthed mantras of ‘human resources’.’
  • 8) ‘Speaking personally however may I suggest that for European consumption you would be wise to omit details of your national service, which you describe with such evident and ingenuous pride?’
  • 9) ‘It seemed to my ingenuous eyes that this fellow was literally handing out cash to patrons as they entered the theater, and it occurred to me that this might be some kind of rebate.’
  • 10) ‘But underneath it, in the emotional and psychological content, the plot is very ingenuous, almost adolescent.’
  • 11) ‘The original novel caught the ingenuous babble of its protagonist, naively recording the happy circumstances of her household as her master closed in on her.’
  • 12) ‘Policy-planning, decision-making and implementation of strategy should be transparent and ingenuous.’
  • 13) ‘You have guests staying: nice, kind, ingenuous and well-meaning people, who are also rather boring.’
  • 14) ‘At the risk of being thought even more ingenuous or, indeed, of exposing myself to ridicule, let me present another idea.’
  • 15) ‘"Let's just keep it that way," Hallie replied, giving her an ingenuous.’
  • 16) ‘Such ingenuous theatricality marked much of that failed President's public speech, just as it marks his son's - a self-reflexiveness that many journalists noted at the time.’
  • 17) ‘He praises natural gracefulness in contrast to formal restraint: "an ingenuous freedom is better than constraint".’
  • 18) ‘Donald was ingenuous and unworldly.’
  • 19) ‘Somewhat ingenuous and too trusting, nevertheless he made a lasting contribution to the land he came to love.’
  • 20) ‘She thanked me with ingenuous sweetness for coming home with her.’
  • 21) ‘This ingenuous charm contrasts with Mason's greater worldliness, greater opacity.’
  • 22) ‘Ryder's familiarity with the camera contributes to his disarmingly ingenuous presence, by turns determined and naive.’
  • 23) ‘They were charming youths, ingenuous and intelligent at the same time.’

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