What are some alternative words for genius?

Synonyms for geniusˈdʒin yəs; ˈdʒi niˌaɪ

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. genius, mastermind, brain, brainiac, Einstein(noun)

    someone who has exceptional intellectual ability and originality

    "Mozart was a child genius"; "he's smart but he's no Einstein"

    virtuoso, wizard, star, psyche, brainiac, nous, encephalon, champion, superstar, whiz, mavin, flair, wizardry, brainpower, conceiver, learning ability, mastermind, maven, ace, originator, sensation, genius, mind, mental capacity, mentality, hotshot, wiz, wit, adept, brilliance, brain, head, whizz

  2. brilliance, genius(noun)

    unusual mental ability

    virtuoso, wizard, star, hotshot, brainiac, splendor, champion, glare, blaze, mavin, magnificence, wizardry, grandness, mastermind, superstar, ace, whiz, sensation, genius, splendour, maven, wiz, grandeur, adept, brilliance, brain, flair, whizz

  3. ace, adept, champion, sensation, maven, mavin, virtuoso, genius, hotshot, star, superstar, whiz, whizz, wizard, wiz(noun)

    someone who is dazzlingly skilled in any field

    esthesis, wiz, whiz, brain, one, sense, asterisk, maven, protagonist, ace, paladin, angiotensin-converting enzyme, unity, whizz, friend, headliner, thaumaturgist, principal, sensory faculty, necromancer, thaumaturge, booster, lead, sense experience, hotshot, brilliance, hero, star topology, wizardry, mavin, brainiac, single, sensation, genius, star, title-holder, angiotensin converting enzyme, sense datum, flair, virtuoso, fighter, wizard, magician, supporter, sorcerer, aesthesis, sense impression, adept, sentience, superstar, champ, mastermind, admirer, champion, sentiency

  4. genius, wizardry(noun)

    exceptional creative ability

    virtuoso, wizard, star, brainiac, champion, superstar, whiz, mavin, flair, wizardry, mastermind, maven, ace, sensation, genius, hotshot, wiz, adept, brilliance, brain, whizz

  5. flair, genius(noun)

    a natural talent

    "he has a flair for mathematics"; "he has a genius for interior decorating"

    virtuoso, wizard, star, hotshot, brainiac, sensation, champion, superstar, whiz, mavin, flair, wizardry, mastermind, flare, style, ace, genius, maven, wiz, adept, brilliance, elan, panache, brain, dash, whizz


  1. genius(noun)


  2. genius(noun)

    Someone possessing extraordinary intelligence or skill; especially somebody who has demonstrated this by a creative or original work in science, music, art etc.


  3. genius(noun)

    Extraordinary mental capacity.


  4. genius(noun)

    inspiration, a mental leap, an extraordinary creative process.


  5. genius(noun)

    The guardian spirit of a place or person.


  6. genius(noun)

    A way of thinking, optimizing one's capacity for learning and understanding.


English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. genius

    Genius is exalted intellectual power capable of operating independently of tuition and training, and marked by an extraordinary faculty for original creation, invention, discovery, expression, etc. Talent is marked mental ability, and in a special sense, a particular and uncommon aptitude for some special mental work or attainment. Genius is higher than talent, more spontaneous, less dependent upon instruction, less amenable to training; talent is largely the capacity to learn, acquire, appropriate, adapt oneself to demand. Yet the genius that has won the largest and most enduring success has been joined with tireless industry and painstaking. Compare synonyms for MIND; POWER.

    talent, talents

    dulness, folly, imbecility, obtuseness, senselessness, stupidity

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. genius(n.)

    bent, turn, aptitude, aptness, capacity, faculty, endowment, talent, gift

  2. genius(n.)

    invention, ingenuity, intellect, sagacity, brains, parts, wit, mother-wit, inspiration, creative power, power of invention

  3. genius(n.)

    adept, proficient, master, master-hand, man of genius

  4. genius(n.)

    nature, character, disposition, peculiar constitution, characteristic quality

  5. genius(n.)

    spirit, demon, tutelary deity

PPDB, the paraphrase database

List of paraphrases:

engineering, genie, engineer, einstein, prodigy, engineers, ingenuity, awesome, gifted, brilliance

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