Genius and Intellectual


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Genius noun – A very smart person.
Usage example: the 16-year-old college graduate was considered to be a genius

Intellectual is a synonym for genius in person topic. In some cases you can use "Intellectual" instead the word "Genius" as a noun or an adjective, when it comes to topics like prodigy, brilliant person.
Nearby Words: genial, geniality, genie
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Intellectual noun – A person with strong intellectual interests.
Usage example: discovered that in politics a reputation for being an intellectual was regarded as a liability

Genius is a synonym for intellectual in person topic. You can use "Genius" instead the word "Intellectual" as a noun or an adjective, if it concerns topics such as prodigy, academic, brainy, very smart person. informal substitute
Nearby Words: intellect, intellection, intellectuality, intellective, intellectually
Synonyms for Intellectual

How words are described

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arrogant arrogant genius arrogant intellectual
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Other adjectives: stereotypical, stoic, self-proclaimed.

Both words in one sentence

  • An audio log in the sequel reveals that tech genius Kinzie thinks of him as an intellectual superior, suggesting that he is likely one of the smartest people on earth.
  • In Arcadia, Thomasina functions as a child with regards to romance and sex, and an adult with regards to intellectual matters (Classics scholar, mathematical genius).
  • Similarly, Rhaegar Frey, a slimy and totally mediocre man, is named after a Pretty Boy Knight in Shining Armor who was both a sensitive intellectual and a military genius.
    Source: Ironic Name
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