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1‘the world had already heard of Hawking's genius’
brilliance, great intelligence, great intellect, great ability, cleverness, brains, erudition, wisdom, sagacity, fine mind, wit, artistry, flair, creative power, precocity, precociousness
2‘that woman has a genius for organization’
talent, gift, flair, aptitude, facility, knack, technique, touch, bent, ability, expertise, capacity, power, faculty
endowment, strength, strong point, forte, brilliance
dexterity, adroitness, skill, cleverness, virtuosity, artistry
3‘the boy is an absolute genius’
brilliant person, mental giant, mastermind, Einstein, intellectual, intellect, brain, highbrow, expert, master, artist, polymath
prodigy, gifted child
informal egghead, brains, bright spark, whizz, wizard, ninja, alpha geek, walking encyclopedia
British informal brainbox, clever clogs, boffin
North American informal brainiac, rocket scientist, maven
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