ingenious (adj.) Old form(s): ingennous
alert, fully conscious, intelligent, capable
Ham V.i.244[Laertes to the body of Ophelia] thy most ingenious sense
KL IV.vi.279[Gloucester to disguised Edgar] I stand up and have ingenious feeling / Of my huge sorrows!
LLL IV.ii.77[Holofernes to Nathaniel, of the people] If their sons be ingenious, they shall want no instruction [F ingennous]
R3 III.i.155[Richard to Buckingham, of York] 'tis a parlous boy, / Bold ... ingenious
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