Genius and Talent


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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

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


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Talent noun – A special and usually inborn ability.
Usage example: a talent for coming up with really funny answers to stupid questions

Genius is a synonym for talent in ability topic. You can use "Genius" instead a noun "Talent", if it concerns topics such as strength, intellect, gift. popular alternative
Nearby Words: talented, talentless
Synonyms for Talent

How words are described

rare rare genius rare talent
musical musical genius musical talent
pure pure genius pure talent
best best genius best talent
Other adjectives: particular, natural, true, genuine, single, sheer, powerful, big, great, young, artistic, creative, incredible, former, hidden, military, greatest, local, scientific, literary, comedic.

Both words in one sentence

  • Film / Limitless Hard Work Hardly Works: Robert DeNiro's character lectures Eddie about how he lacks the experience to use his talent and genius to full effect.
  • Self-Made Man Yet thanks to his incredible talent and genius, and his popular success by the time of his death, he had acquired a reasonable amount of wealth, property in London, and a title for his family.
    Source: Self-Made Man
  • Blinded by the Light In a true show of piloting ability, Eika used the exact same tactic combined with careful maneuvering against a Teen Genius who very nearly beat her through sheer talent later in the series.
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