genius vs brilliant :

genius or brilliant

In standard English “genius” is a noun, but not an adjective. In slang, people often say things like “Telling Mom your English teacher is requiring the class to get HBO was genius!” The standard way to say this is “was brilliant.”

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Definitions

  • n  someone who has exceptional intellectual ability and originality
    Mozart was a child genius
  • n  unusual mental ability
  • n  someone who is dazzlingly skilled in any field
  • n  exceptional creative ability
  • n  a natural talent
    he has a genius for interior decorating

  • s  of surpassing excellence
    a brilliant performance
  • s  having or marked by unusual and impressive intelligence
    a brilliant mind
    a brilliant solution to the problem
  • s  characterized by grandeur
    the brilliant court life at Versailles
  • s  having striking color
    brilliant tapestries
  • s  full of light; shining intensely
    a brilliant star
    brilliant chandeliers
  • s  clear and sharp and ringing
    the brilliant sound of the trumpets
News & Articles

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    The SUNY Oswego GENIUS Olympiad finals open Monday, June 17, welcoming more than 400 competitors and their mentors from around the world, including Kayla Vidal and Bilgenur Sirin of the Syracuse Academy of Science. "We are very excited for the Oswego competition," said the charter school juniors, who studied the effects on Lake Ontario water quality of fireworks shows at events such as ...
    June 12, 2013 - Oswego County Today
  • GENIUS environmental competition June 17-20 to global finalists
    The SUNY Oswego GENIUS Olympiad finals open Monday, June 17, welcoming more than 400 competitors and their mentors from around the world, including Kayla Vidal and Bilgenur Sirin of the Syracuse Academy of Science. "We are very excited for the Oswego competition," said the charter school juniors, who studied the effects on Lake Ontario water quality of fireworks shows at events such as ...
    June 12, 2013 - Oswego County Today
  • Justin Bieber Has a Genius Idea for His Next Tattoo
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    June 12, 2013 - Zimbio

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    Mary Testa stars in My Brilliant Divorce, a one-woman play by Geraldine Anron, at the Asolo Rep's Mertz Theatre.
    June 23, 2013 - Playbill
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    June 22, 2013 - Forbes
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    June 22, 2013 - Bleacher Report