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Noun: genius (geniuses,genii)  jeen-yus or jee-nee-us [N. Amer], jee-nee-us [Brit]
  1. Someone who has exceptional intellectual ability and originality
    "Mozart was a child genius";
    - mastermind, brain, brainiac [N. Amer], Einstein, smart cookie [N. Amer, informal], brainbox [Brit, informal]
  2. Unusual mental ability
    - brilliance
  3. Someone who is dazzlingly skilled in any field
    - ace [informal], adept, champion, sensation, maven [US, informal], mavin [US, informal], virtuoso, hotshot [informal], star, superstar, whiz [informal], whizz [informal], wizard [informal], wiz [informal], megastar [informal]
  4. Exceptional creative ability
    - wizardry
  5. A natural talent
    "he has a genius for interior decorating";
    - flair

Derived forms: genii, geniuses

Type of: creative thinking, creativeness, creativity, endowment, expert, gift, intellect, intellectual, intelligence, natural endowment, talent

Encyclopedia: Genius