The definition of ingenious is clever and inventive, or someone who is smart, clever or original.(adjective)
A brand new idea for a much-needed product is an example of aningenious idea.
See ingenious in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: LME < MFr ingenieux < L ingeniosus, of good capacity, gifted with genius, ingenious < ingenium, innate quality, ability < in-, in + gignere: see genus
See ingenious in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English
Origin: , from Old French ingenios
Origin: , from Latin ingeniōsus
Origin: , from ingenium, inborn talent; see genə- in Indo-European roots.
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