genius
Pronunciation
  • (America) IPA: /ˈdʒin.jəs/, /ˈdʒi.ni.əs/
  • (RP) IPA: /ˈdʒiː.nɪəs/
Noun

genius (plural geniuses)

  1. Someone possessing extraordinary intelligence or skill; especially somebody who has demonstrated this by a creative or original work in science, music, art etc.
    I think that would qualify as not smart, but genius... and a very stable genius at that!
    Synonyms: Thesaurus:genius
    Antonyms: idiot
  2. Extraordinary mental capacity.
  3. Inspiration, a mental leap, an extraordinary creative process.
    a work of genius.
  4. (Roman mythology) The tutelary deity or spirit of a place or person.
    • a. 1645, John Milton, “Il Penseroso”, in Poems of Mr. John Milton, […] , London: Printed by Ruth Raworth for Humphrey Moſely,  […], published 1645, OCLC 606951673 ↗:
    • We talk of genius still, but with thought how changed! The genius of Augustus was a tutelary demon, to be sworn by and to receive offerings on an altar as a deity.
    Synonyms: tutelary deity, Thesaurus:spirit
Translations Translations Adjective

genius (not comparable)

  1. (informal) ingenious, very clever, or original.
    What a genius idea!



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