Definition of genius:
- A good or evil spirit, or demon, supposed by the ancients to preside over a man's destiny in life; a tutelary deity; a supernatural being; a spirit, good or bad. Cf. Jinnee.
- A man endowed with uncommon vigor of mind; a man of superior intellectual faculties; as, Shakespeare was a rare genius.
- Distinguished mental superiority; uncommon intellectual power; especially, superior power of invention or origination of any kind, or of forming new combinations; as, a man of genius.
- Peculiar character; animating spirit, as of a nation, a religion, a language.
- The peculiar structure of mind with whoch each individual is endowed by nature; that disposition or aptitude of mind which is peculiar to each man, and which qualifies him for certain kinds of action or special success in any pursuit; special taste, inclination, or disposition; as, a genius for history, for poetry, or painting.
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- intelligent (part of speech: adjective)
- sage (part of speech: noun)
- skillful (part of speech: adjective)
- sagacious (part of speech: adjective)
- intelligence (part of speech: noun)
- expert (part of speech: noun)
- skill (part of speech: noun)
- prodigy (part of speech: noun)
- scholar (part of speech: noun)
- "Clarissa, Volume 5 (of 9)", Samuel Richardson.
- "The Golden Silence", C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson.
- "The Great Impersonation", E. Phillips Oppenheim.