Genius - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈdʒiːniəs|  American pronunciation of the word genius
Brit.  |ˈdʒiːnɪəs|  British pronunciation of the word genius


- someone who has exceptional intellectual ability and originality(syn: brain, brainiac, einstein, mastermind)

Mozart was a child genius

- unusual mental ability (syn: brilliance)
- someone who is dazzlingly skilled in any field (syn: ace, adept, champion, hotshot, maven, mavin, sensation, star, superstar, virtuoso, whiz, whizz, wiz, wizard)
- exceptional creative ability (syn: wizardry)
- a natural talent(syn: flair)

he has a genius for interior decorating


Albert Einstein and Isaac Newton were great scientific geniuses.

You don't have to be a genius to see that this plan will never work.

He was a genius at handling the press.

She's now widely recognized as an artist of genius.

He's admired for his comic genius.

My plan is simple—that's the genius of it.

The genius of these new computers is their portability.

He had a genius for getting along with boys.

Mr. Gladstone has an extraordinary genius for finance.

He has a genius for getting into trouble.

This flexibility was foreign to the genius of the Spaniard.

The film reveals Fellini's genius.

Wynford was an architect of genius.

At the time, his appointment seemed a stroke of genius.

Freud was a genius.

Word forms

singular: genius
plural: geniuses
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