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Definition 1: someone who creates new things - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for mastermind in the sense of this definition

(mastermind is a kind of ...) a person who grows or makes or invents things

(... is a kind of mastermind ) a person who founds or establishes some institution

"George Washington is the father of his country"

(... is a kind of mastermind ) someone who helps to open up a new line of research or technology or art

(... is a kind of mastermind ) (parliamentary procedure) someone who makes a formal motion

(... is a kind of mastermind ) someone who advances a suggestion or proposal

"the suggester of this absurd strategy was a fool"

Definition 2: someone who has exceptional intellectual ability and originality - [noun denoting person]

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

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

Synonyms for mastermind in the sense of this definition

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

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

"she is a chess prodigy"

Definition 3: plan and direct (a complex undertaking) - [verb of cognition]

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

  • he masterminded the robbery

Synonyms for mastermind in the sense of this definition

(mastermind is a kind of ...) make plans for something

"He is planning a trip with his family"

(... is a kind of mastermind ) plan and oversee the development and details of

"The meeting between the two Presidents had been carefully choreographed"

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