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genius

Saltos de línea: ge¦nius
Pronunciación: /ˈdʒiːnɪəs
 
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Definición de genius en inglés:

sustantivo (plural geniuses)

1 [mass noun] Exceptional intellectual or creative power or other natural ability: she was a teacher of genius [in singular]: that woman has a genius for organization
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • It was this man who, in 1799, combined a passion for power with his genius for leadership.
  • The player is valued by his ability to play with skill, courage, commitment, genius, flair, strength and legitimate aggression.
  • Their affiliation does not spring from supposed gifts of natural genius.
Sinónimos
brilliance, great intelligence, great intellect, great ability, cleverness, brains, erudition, wisdom, sagacity, fine mind, wit, artistry, flair, creative power, precocity, precociousness
endowment, strength, strong point, forte, brilliance;
2An exceptionally intelligent person or one with exceptional skill in a particular area of activity: a mathematical genius
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • It was indeed the activity of the geniuses, of the masters of their craft, that made the rules.
  • It is, after all, the biggest country on earth with a colossal roll-call of intellectual and artistic geniuses.
  • This Valentine's Day, for the first time, the two musical geniuses are coming together.
Sinónimos
brilliant person, mental giant, mastermind, Einstein, intellectual, intellect, brain, highbrow, expert, master, artist, polymath;
prodigy, gifted child;
British informal brainbox, clever clogs, boffin
North American informal brainiac, rocket scientist, maven
3A person regarded as exerting a powerful influence over another for good or evil: he sees Adams as the man’s evil genius this young man is my good genius, my guardian angel
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • He was known as the evil genius of the Nixon administration, you may recall.
  • He's the evil genius behind the biggest political con-trick in history.
  • The evil genii at the helm in fact want Dean to be the man they run against.
3.1 (plural genii /ˈdʒiːnɪʌɪ/) (In some mythologies) a spirit associated with a particular person, place, or institution.
Example sentences
  • The niches perhaps also recall Roman lararia, and the snakes the protective genii associated with such household shrines.
4The prevailing character or spirit of something: Boucher’s paintings did not suit the austere genius of neoclassicism
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • Few people today would have difficulty recognizing in Haydon the outlines of a new social character - the romantic genius.
  • Does democracy suit the genius of our two peoples, where votes are cast/obtained for considerations other than merit and manifestos?
  • Secularism suits the genius of a multi-religious, multi-caste and multi-lingual country like India best.

adjetivo

informal Volver al principio  
Very clever or ingenious: a genius idea this book was absolutely genius in parts
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • We need a real genius marketing campaign, something that will put Signature Loans on the map and into the minds of millions of Missourians.
  • Yes, some genius marketing folks decided that DVD impulse buys were the way to capture their target market, so releasing four episode volumes at $9.99 would be the way to go.
  • Whoever had the 'genius' idea to make Cole Porter 'hip with the kids' needs a brain transplant.

Origen

late Middle English: from Latin, 'attendant spirit present from one's birth, innate ability or inclination', from the root of gignere 'beget'. The original sense 'spirit attendant on a person' gave rise to a sense 'a person's characteristic disposition' (late 16th century), which led to a sense 'a person's natural ability', and finally 'exceptional natural ability' (mid 17th century).

Words that rhyme with genius

heterogeneous, homogeneous, ingenious

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