Synonyms of brain in English:

brain


See definition of brain

noun

1‘the disease attacks certain cells in the brain’

SYNONYMS

cerebrum, cerebral matter

technical encephalon

2also brains‘success requires brains as well as brawn’

SYNONYMS

intelligence, intellect, intellectual capacity, mental capacity, brainpower, cleverness, wit, wits, powers of reasoning, reasoning, wisdom, sagacity, acumen, discernment, shrewdness, judgement, understanding, common sense, sense

mind, head

informal nous, grey matter, savvy, braininess, upper storey

British informal loaf

North American informal smarts

South African informal kop

3brains‘Janice is the brains of the family’

SYNONYMS

clever person, intellectual, intellect, bluestocking, thinker, highbrow, mind, scholar, sage

genius, Einstein, polymath, prodigy

mastermind

egghead, bright spark

British brainbox, clever clogs, boffin

North American brainiac, rocket scientist

ANTONYMS

dunce, idiot