Antonyms for genius

Grammar : Noun
Spell : jeen-yuh s
Phonetic Transcription : ˈdʒin yəs

Definition of genius

Origin :
  • late 14c., "tutelary god (classical or pagan)," from Latin genius "guardian deity or spirit which watches over each person from birth; spirit, incarnation, wit, talent;" also "prophetic skill," originally "generative power," from root of gignere "beget, produce" (see kin), from PIE root *gen- "produce." Sense of "characteristic disposition" is from 1580s. Meaning "person of natural intelligence or talent" and that of "natural ability" are first recorded 1640s.
  • noun gift of high intellect
Example sentences :
  • We do not know which genius first discovered the use of pottery but he deserves a statue.
  • Extract from : « Ancient Man » by Hendrik Willem van Loon
  • Much, nay most, of this was undoubtedly owing to the genius of the songstress.
  • Extract from : « Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, No. 327 » by Various
  • I do not say she reasoned thus, but her genius reasoned thus for her.
  • Extract from : « Weighed and Wanting » by George MacDonald
  • I am willing to confess that my poor black Dirk was a bit of a genius.
  • Extract from : « Ester Ried Yet Speaking » by Isabella Alden
  • "Genius is certainly modest," he said, with a laugh that was not nice to hear.
  • Extract from : « Chip, of the Flying U » by B. M. Bower
  • The Professor had genius, but lacked the great social virtue of resignation.
  • Extract from : « The Secret Agent » by Joseph Conrad
  • He affected singularity, in order to establish his claims to genius.
  • Extract from : « Tales And Novels, Volume 3 (of 10) » by Maria Edgeworth
  • One could not, indeed, have supposed that a man of genius could make a man of business.
  • Extract from : « Alice, or The Mysteries, Complete » by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • His genius was confessed by all; but it was a genius that in no way promoted the interests of his country.
  • Extract from : « Calderon The Courtier » by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • She had a gift denied to most Englishwomen—the genius for wearing clothes.
  • Extract from : « The Incomplete Amorist » by E. Nesbit

Synonyms for genius

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