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Words used to describe intelligent or wise people - synonyms or related words

genius

adjective

informal

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

informal

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

bit rot

when electronic information is lost because the software or devices needed to read it are no longer available

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troll factory

a company that pays its employees to write online comments in favour or against somebody or something posing as ordinary Internet users

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