The definition of a genius

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genius

ˈdʒiːnɪəs

noun: genius; plural noun: geniuses

1. exceptional intellectual or creative power or other natural ability.

“she was a teacher of genius”

  • synonyms: brilliance, great intelligence, great intellect, great ability, cleverness, brains, erudition, wisdom, sagacity, fine mind, wit, artistry, flair, creative power, precocity, precociousness
  • antonyms: stupidity

2. an exceptionally intelligent person or one with exceptional skill in a particular area of activity.

“a mathematical genius”

  • synonyms: brilliant person, mental giant, mastermind, Einstein, intellectual, intellect, brain, highbrow, expert, master, artist, polymath
  • antonyms: dunce

3. a person regarded as exerting a powerful influence over another for good or evil.

“he sees Adams as the man’s evil genius”

(in some mythologies) a spirit associated with a particular person, place, or institution.
plural noun: genii

4. the prevailing character or spirit of something.

“Boucher’s paintings did not suit the austere genius of neoclassicism”

adjective (informal)

1. very clever or ingenious.

“a genius idea”

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