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Difference between Ingenious and Ingenuous

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Ingenious is an adjective.
Meanings: resourceful; inventive; creative; clever

Ingenuous is an adjective.
Meanings: frank; honest; candid; naïve; innocent

Sample Usage

Examples of Ingenious:
1. The architect made an ingenious plan to incorporate a small garden in the terrace area.
2. The athletic coach made ingenious training systems for his wards to ensure fitness.

Examples of Ingenuous:
1. The candidate gave ingenuous answers at the interview.
2. The salesman ingenuously explained the pros and cons of the mobile phone.

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