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Synonyms of brain in English:


  • 1 the disease attacks certain cells in the brain
    cerebrum, cerebral matter, encephalon
    informalgray matter
  • 2 (also brains) success requires brains as well as brawn
    intelligence, intellect, brainpower, IQ, cleverness, wit(s), reasoning, wisdom, acumen, discernment, judgment, understanding, sense
    informalgray matter, savvy
  • 3 informal (brains) Janice is the brains of the family
    genius, Einstein
    informalegghead, brainiac, rocket scientist
    [Antonyms] dunce
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    cerebral, encephalic relating to the brain
    encephalitis inflammation of the brain

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