genius - definition and synonyms


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  1. 1
    [countable] someone who is much more intelligent or skilful than other people

    Bach’s Magnificat is clearly the work of a genius.

    She was a mathematical genius.

  2. 2
    [uncountable] a very high level of skill or ability

    Dante, Leonardo, and Milton were men of genius.

    Baking allows you to show your creative genius.

    a stroke of genius (=a very intelligent act or idea):

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