inventive ...1646 obs. rare
from Latin excōgitāre (to think out, to devise, to invent) + -ous; after medieval Latin cōgitōsus
FIRST DOCUMENTED USE
1646 - see EXAMPLE below
"...Impatience is very excogitous: a man had need have more naturall strength then ten men, or else he will fall into a consumption, the soule is so uncessantly hammering it selfe, and other folks, about its owne devices and divine events..."
From: A Sermons Preached before the Honourable House of Commons assembled in Parliament: at their late solemn fast, Octob. 28. 1646. in Margarets Westminster
- Nicholas Lockyer