Definition of genius :
1. 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.
2. A man endowed with uncommon vigor of mind; a man of superior intellectual faculties; as, Shakespeare was a rare genius.
3. 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.
4. Peculiar character; animating spirit, as of a nation, a religion, a language.
5. 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.
sympathy, predilection, have/get something down to a fine art, incarnation, champ, tendency, sorcerer, incorporation, avatar, icon, single, wiz, disposition, blaze, magnificence, partiality, grandness, habitude, instantiation, admirer, turn, can do something in your sleep, image, nature, glare, angiotensin-converting enzyme, faculty, whizz, self, aptness, endowment, inspiration, mental capacity, dash, personification, sense, sagacity, Mensa, panache, reach, personifier, necromancer, sentience, booster, aesthesis, discernment, hero, encephalon, artful dodger, afflatus, epitome, prowess, enthusiasm, affinity, sensory faculty, thaumaturge, protagonist, supporter, be a past master at doing something, author, accomplishment, be no slouch, thaumaturgist, affection, mavin, good, star topology, percipience, have a flair for something, record, devices, leaning, reputation, clay, originator, perspicacity, mastermind, proclivity, brilliance, temper, mind, sense experience, embodier, brain, bent, predisposition, flare, subtlety, character, champion, psyche, lead, grasp, title-holder, superstar, objectification, power, be able to do something, head, gift, spirit, wit, quick study, bias, learning ability, paladin, temperament, approach, asterisk, elan, be in practice, externalization, wizardry, fire, have a magic touch, acuteness, conceiver, instinct, grandeur, tone, complexion, egghead, mentality, one, penchant, bone, imagination, style, impulse, principal, hotshot, capacity, fighter, sense impression, brilliancy, understanding, brainpower, brainiac, friend, have an eye for, ace, penetration, sentiency, headliner, esthesis, manifestation, sense datum, virtuoso, nous, taste, propensity, abstract, colors, personality, constitution, splendor, unity, polymath, splendour
intelligent (part of speech: adjective)
sage (part of speech: noun)
skillful (part of speech: adjective)
adroit, agile, handy, capable, artful, competent, accomplished, crafty, deft, proficient, versatile, dexterous, apt, nimble, efficient, clever, sure-footed, ambidextrous, expert, masterful, skilled, skillful, talented, facile, able, crack, adept
sagacious (part of speech: adjective)
intelligence (part of speech: noun)
expert (part of speech: noun)
skill (part of speech: noun)
competence, proficiency, adeptness, deftness, cunning, know-how, capability, adroitness, knack, ability, facility, dexterity, expertise, acuity, technique, skill, flair, talent, experience, artfulness, aptitude, mastery, craft
prodigy (part of speech: noun)
scholar (part of speech: noun)
- Every man to his genius and constitution. - "Clarissa, Volume 5 (of 9)", Samuel Richardson.
- Oh, I can tell you, my boy, this idea is the inspiration of a genius! - "The Golden Silence", C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson.
- But he has also the genius for government. - "The Great Impersonation", E. Phillips Oppenheim.