Ingenuity vs Genius - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between ingenuity and genius

is that ingenuity is the ability to solve difficult problems, often in original, clever, and inventive ways while genius is genius (extraordinary mental capacity).

ingenuity

English

Noun

(en-noun)
  • The ability to solve difficult problems, often in original, clever, and inventive ways.
  • The pyramids demonstrate the ingenuity of the ancient Egyptians.
    Poverty is the mother of ingenuity .
    Ingenuity is one of the characteristics of a beaver.
  • Ingenuousness; honesty, straightforwardness.
  • *, II.17:
  • And therefore I apply my selfe to ingenuitie , and ever to speake truth and what I think.

    See also

    * industriousness

    genius

    English

    (wikipedia genius)

    Adjective

    (-)
  • (informal) ingenious, very clever, or original.
  • What a genius idea!

    Noun

    (en-noun)
  • (eulogistic) Someone possessing extraordinary intelligence or skill; especially somebody who has demonstrated this by a creative or original work in science, music, art etc.
  • *
  • , title=(The Celebrity), chapter=1 , passage=In the old days, to my commonplace and unobserving mind, he gave no evidences of genius whatsoever. He never read me any of his manuscripts, […], and therefore my lack of detection of his promise may in some degree be pardoned.}}
  • Extraordinary mental capacity.
  • Inspiration, a mental leap, an extraordinary creative process.
  • (Roman mythology) The guardian spirit of a place or person.
  • A way of thinking, optimizing one's capacity for learning and understanding.
  • Synonyms

    * See also

    Antonyms

    * idiot