Genius and Knack


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Genius noun – A special and usually inborn ability.
Usage example: had a genius for saying the wrong thing, no matter what the social situation

Knack is a synonym for genius in ability topic. In some cases you can use "Knack" instead a noun "Genius", when it comes to topics like talent, brilliance, gift, gift of high intellect. popular alternative
Nearby Words: genial, geniality, genie
Synonyms for Genius


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Knack noun – A special and usually inborn ability.
Usage example: a jazz musician with an incredible knack for improvisation

Genius is a synonym for knack in ability topic. You can use "Genius" instead a noun "Knack", if it concerns topics such as gift, skill. popular alternative
Nearby Words: knacker, knackery
Synonyms for Knack

How words are described

human human genius human knack
good good genius good knack
best best genius best knack
particular particular genius particular knack
Other adjectives: natural, complete, certain, brilliant, great, incredible, mad.

Both words in one sentence

  • Series / Penny Dreadful Genius Bruiser: Ethan's knack for bar fighting and sharpshooting leads Malcolm to regard him as nothing but "a finger on a trigger".
  • The first is a 6 feet tall warrior with a knack for making clocks and one of the few charas with lots of common sense in this world, the second is a cheerful Genius Ditz with Super Strength, and the third is a rather unstable brute with a knack in computer hacking.
  • They are both loved and hated for their genius... and knack of leaving their fans on mindbending cliffhangers for agonising months on end.
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