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nerd

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  1. 1 a person slavishly devoted to intellectual or academic pursuits <was such a nerd in college that she spent Saturday nights at the library> Synonyms bookworm, dink [slang], dork [slang], geek, grind, swot [British], weenie, wonk Related Words double-dome, egghead, highbrow, intellectual; brain, genius; academic, bookman, scholar; gearhead, techie Near Antonyms goldbrick, goof-off, slacker, underachiever; lowbrow

  2. 2 a person with strong intellectual interests <an unlikely romance between a nerd and a campus beauty queen> Synonyms double-dome, egghead, geek, highbrow, intellectualist, longhair, intellectualRelated 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


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