Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

  

English definition of “ingenious”

ingenious

adjective     /ɪnˈdʒiː.ni.əs/
(of a person) very clever and skilful, or (of a thing) cleverly made or planned and involving new ideas and methods: an ingenious idea/method/solution Johnny is so ingenious - he can make the most remarkable sculptures from the most ordinary materials.IntelligencePerceptive ingeniously     /-li/ adverb The umbrella was ingeniously devised to fold up into your pocket.IntelligencePerceptive
(Definition of ingenious adjective from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Focus on the pronunciation of ingenious

Definitions of “ingenious” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

exercise

physical activity that you do to make your body strong and healthy

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More