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Definition 1: exceptional creative ability - [noun denoting cognition]

Synonyms for genius in the sense of this definition

(genius is a kind of ...) the ability to create

Definition 2: a natural talent - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where genius or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he has a flair for mathematics
  • he has a genius for interior decorating

Synonyms for genius in the sense of this definition

(genius is a kind of ...) natural abilities or qualities

Definition 3: unusual mental ability - [noun denoting cognition]

Synonyms for genius in the sense of this definition

(genius is a kind of ...) the ability to comprehend; to understand and profit from experience

(... is a kind of genius ) a sudden or striking display of brilliance

"coruscations of great wit"

(... is a kind of genius ) (music) brilliance of display (as in the performance of music)

(... is a kind of genius ) a brilliant display of wit

Definition 4: someone who has exceptional intellectual ability and originality - [noun denoting person]

Samples where genius or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for genius in the sense of this definition

(genius is a kind of ...) a person who uses the mind creatively

(... is a kind of genius ) an unusually gifted or intelligent (young) person; someone whose talents excite wonder and admiration

"she is a chess prodigy"

Definition 5: someone who is dazzlingly skilled in any field - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for genius in the sense of this definition

(genius is a kind of ...) a person with special knowledge or ability who performs skillfully

(... is a kind of genius ) a star runner

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