Synonyms and Antonyms of maven
1 a person with a high level of knowledge or skill in a field an investment maven, he was doing well even when the market was doing poorly Synonyms of maven ace, adept, artist, authority, cognoscente, connoisseur, crackerjack (also crackajack), dab [chiefly British], dab hand [chiefly British], fiend, geek, guru, hand, hotshot, maestro, master, expert (also mavin), meister, past master, proficient, scholar, shark, sharp, virtuoso, whiz, wizardWords Related to maven 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 of maven apprentice, beginner, neophyte, novice; dabbler, dilettante; layman, nonprofessionalAntonyms of maven amateur, inexpert, nonexpert
2 a person with a strong and habitual liking for something a science-fiction maven who could talk for hours about fictional technology Synonyms of maven addict, aficionado (also afficionado), buff, bug, devotee, enthusiast, fanatic, fancier, fiend, fool, freak, habitué (also habitue), head, hound, junkie (also junky), lover, maniac, fan (also mavin), nut, suckerWords Related to maven groupie; admirer, amateur, collector, connoisseur, dilettante; authority, expert; adherent, convert, cultist, disciple, follower, hanger-on, votary; advocate, apostle, backer, champion, evangelist, exponent, friend, patron, promoter, proponent, supporter; partisan (also partizan), zealot; booster, rooter, well-wisher; faddistNear Antonyms of maven nonadmirer; belittler, carper, critic, detractorAntonyms of maven nonfan
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