Ingenuity

Definition of Ingenuity

In`ge`nu´i`ty
n.1.The quality or power of ready invention; quickness or acuteness in forming new combinations; ingeniousness; skill in devising or combining.
All the means which human ingenuity has contrived.
- Blair.
2.Curiousness, or cleverness in design or contrivance; as, the ingenuity of a plan, or of mechanism.
He gives . . .
To artist ingenuity and skill.
- Cowper.
3.Openness of heart; ingenuousness.
The stings and remorses of natural ingenuity, a principle that men scarcely ever shake off, as long as they carry anything of human nature about them.
- South.

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