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geek

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of geek

  1. 1 a person slavishly devoted to intellectual or academic pursuits <was quickly stereotyped as another computer geek> Synonyms bookworm, dink [slang], dork [slang], nerd, grind, swot [British], weenie, wonkRelated Words double-dome, egghead, highbrow, intellectual; brain, genius; academic, bookman, scholar; gearhead, techieNear Antonyms goldbrick, goof-off, slacker, underachiever; lowbrow

  2. 2 a person with strong intellectual interests <a jock-dominated campus on which geeks were either ridiculed or ignored> Synonyms double-dome, egghead, intellectual, highbrow, intellectualist, longhair, nerdRelated Words blue, bluestocking; Brahmin, mandarin, sage; intellectualizer, pseud [British]; brain, genius, intellect, thinker, whiz, wizardNear Antonyms blockhead, dolt, dope, dumbbell, dummy, dunce, fathead, half-wit, imbecile, moron, nitwit, pinhead, simpletonAntonyms anti-intellectual, lowbrow, philistine

  3. 3 a person with a high level of knowledge or skill in a field <a friend who is an audio-video geek set up my home theater for me> Synonyms ace, adept, artist, authority, cognoscente, connoisseur, crackerjack (also crackajack), dab [chiefly British], dab hand [chiefly British], fiend, expert, guru, hand, hotshot, maestro, master, maven (also mavin), meister, past master, proficient, scholar, shark, sharp, virtuoso, whiz, wizardRelated Words pro, professional; consultant, hired gun, specialist; addict, aficionado (also afficionado), buff, devotee, enthusiast, fan; craftsman, journeyman; all-rounder [British], jack-of-all-trades, Renaissance man; mistressNear Antonyms apprentice, beginner, neophyte, novice; dabbler, dilettante; layman, nonprofessionalAntonyms amateur, inexpert, nonexpert




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