Did you know?

Click any word in a definition or example to find the entry for that word

Words used to describe intelligent or wise people

genius

adjective

very clever or original

intelligent

adjective

good at thinking clearly and quickly, at understanding difficult ideas and subjects, and at gaining and using knowledge

wise

adjective

a wise person is able to make good choices and decisions because they have a lot of experience

brilliant

adjective

very intelligent

clever

adjective

good at learning or understanding things

bright

adjective

a bright person is intelligent and usually young and likely to do well at school or in their careers

brainy

adjective

very intelligent, especially at school or college

discerning

adjective

showing good judgment about things such as art, music, and books and able to tell whether something is valuable or well made

clear-sighted

adjective

able to judge situations quickly and accurately and make sensible decisions

no/nobody’s fool

intelligent and with a lot of experience of life so that you do not allow other people to trick you

mom jeans

a style of loose-fitting jeans with a high waist, often considered unfashionable

BuzzWord Article

Open Dictionary

endies

Employed but with No Disposable Income or Savings: people who are in work but only earn just enough to live on

add a word

Blog

A must for anyone with an interest in the changing face of language. The Macmillan Dictionary blog explores English as it is spoken around the world today.

global English and language change from our blog