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Nerd vs. Genius

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Nerdnoun

A person who is intellectual but generally introverted

Geniusnoun

(eulogistic) Someone possessing extraordinary intelligence or skill; especially somebody who has demonstrated this by a creative or original work in science, music, art etc.

Nerdnoun

One who has an intense, obsessive interest in something.

‘a computer nerd’; ‘a comic-book nerd’;

Geniusnoun

Extraordinary mental capacity.

Nerdnoun

An unattractive, socially awkward, annoying, undesirable, and/or boring, person; a dork.

‘Only a nerd would wear yellow and blue stripes with green pants.’; ‘Nerds seem to have fun with each other, but in a way that causes others to laugh at them.’; ‘Why are you hanging out with that nerd?’;

Geniusnoun

Inspiration, a mental leap, an extraordinary creative process.

‘a work of genius.’;

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Nerdnoun

(post-1980s) A member of a subculture revolving around video games, fantasy and science fiction, comic books and assorted media.

Geniusnoun

(Roman mythology) The tutelary deity or spirit of a place or person.

Nerdnoun

an insignificant student who is ridiculed as being affected or studying excessively

Geniusadjective

(informal) ingenious, very clever, or original.

‘What a genius idea!’;

Nerdnoun

a foolish or contemptible person who lacks social skills or is boringly studious

‘I was a serious nerd until I discovered girls and cars’;

Geniusnoun

A good or evil spirit, or demon, supposed by the ancients to preside over a man's destiny in life; a tutelary deity; a supernatural being; a spirit, good or bad. Cf. Jinnee.

‘The unseen genius of the wood.’; ‘We talk of genius still, but with thought how changed! The genius of Augustus was a tutelary demon, to be sworn by and to receive offerings on an altar as a deity.’;

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Nerdnoun

a single-minded expert in a particular technical field

‘a computer nerd’;

Geniusnoun

The peculiar structure of mind with which each individual is endowed by nature; that disposition or aptitude of mind which is peculiar to each man, and which qualifies him for certain kinds of action or special success in any pursuit; special taste, inclination, or disposition; as, a genius for history, for poetry, or painting.

Nerd

A nerd is a person seen as overly intellectual, obsessive, introverted or lacking social skills. Such a person may spend inordinate amounts of time on unpopular, little known, or non-mainstream activities, which are generally either highly technical, abstract, or relating to topics of science fiction or fantasy, to the exclusion of more mainstream activities.

Geniusnoun

Peculiar character; animating spirit, as of a nation, a religion, a language.

Geniusnoun

Distinguished mental superiority; uncommon intellectual power; especially, superior power of invention or origination of any kind, or of forming new combinations; as, a man of genius.

‘Genius of the highest kind implies an unusual intensity of the modifying power.’;

Geniusnoun

A man endowed with uncommon vigor of mind; a man of superior intellectual faculties and creativity; as, Shakespeare was a rare genius.

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Geniusnoun

someone who has exceptional intellectual ability and originality;

‘Mozart was a child genius’; ‘he's smart but he's no Einstein’;

Geniusnoun

unusual mental ability

Geniusnoun

someone who is dazzlingly skilled in any field

Geniusnoun

exceptional creative ability

Geniusnoun

a natural talent;

‘he has a flair for mathematics’; ‘he has a genius for interior decorating’;

Genius

A genius is a person who displays exceptional intellectual ability, creative productivity, universality in genres, or originality, typically to a degree that is associated with the achievement of new discoveries or advances in a domain of knowledge. Geniuses may be polymaths who excel across many diverse subjects or may show high achievements in only a single kind of activity.There is no scientifically precise definition of a genius.

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