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Synonyms for Brain
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. brain, encephalon(noun)

    that part of the central nervous system that includes all the higher nervous centers; enclosed within the skull; continuous with the spinal cord

    Synonyms:
    head, genius, mastermind, learning ability, psyche, mentality, brainpower, brain, mental capacity, wit, mind, encephalon, brainiac, nous

  2. brain, brainpower, learning ability, mental capacity, mentality, wit(noun)

    mental ability

    "he's got plenty of brains but no common sense"

    Synonyms:
    wag, mindset, card, brainiac, mind-set, encephalon, learning ability, mental capacity, witticism, genius, brainpower, mastermind, outlook, humor, mind, wittiness, mentality, psyche, nous, humour, wit, brain, head

  3. mind, head, brain, psyche, nous(noun)

    that which is responsible for one's thoughts and feelings; the seat of the faculty of reason

    "his mind wandered"; "I couldn't get his words out of my head"

    Synonyms:
    learning ability, idea, thinker, heading, promontory, psyche, school principal, wit, mind, head teacher, brainpower, intellect, nous, question, mental capacity, fountainhead, encephalon, point, head, top dog, mentality, creative thinker, brain, headland, mastermind, brainiac, header, genius, headspring, foreland, pass, chief, headway, judgment, read/write head, judgement, drumhead, head word, forefront, capitulum, oral sex, principal, caput, straits, soul

  4. genius, mastermind, brain, brainiac, Einstein(noun)

    someone who has exceptional intellectual ability and originality

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

    Synonyms:
    virtuoso, wizard, star, psyche, brainiac, nous, encephalon, champion, superstar, whiz, mavin, flair, wizardry, brainpower, conceiver, learning ability, mastermind, maven, ace, originator, sensation, genius, mind, mental capacity, mentality, hotshot, wiz, wit, adept, brilliance, brain, head, whizz

  5. brain(verb)

    the brain of certain animals used as meat

    Synonyms:
    head, genius, mastermind, learning ability, psyche, mentality, brainpower, mental capacity, wit, mind, encephalon, brainiac, nous

  6. brain(verb)

    hit on the head

  7. brain(verb)

    kill by smashing someone's skull

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. brain

    Mind, in a general sense, includes all the powers of sentient being apart from the physical factors in bodily faculties and activities; in a limited sense, mind is nearly synonymous with intellect, but includes disposition, or the tendency toward action, as appears in the phrase "to have a mind to work." As the seat of mental activity, brain (colloquially brains) is often used as a synonym for mind, intellect, intelligence. Thought, the act, process, or power of thinking, is often used to denote the thinking faculty, and especially the reason. The instinct of animals is now held by many philosophers to be of the same nature as the intellect of man, but inferior and limited; yet the apparent difference is very great.

    An instinct is a propensity prior to experience and independent of instruction.

    Paley Natural Philosophy ch. 18.

    In this sense we speak of human instincts, thus denoting tendencies independent of reasoning or instruction. The soul includes the intellect, sensibilities, and will; beyond what is expressed by the word mind, the soul denotes especially the moral, the immortal nature; we say of a dead body, the soul (not the mind) has fled. Spirit is used especially in contradistinction from matter; it may in many cases be substituted for soul, but soul has commonly a fuller and more determinate meaning; we can conceive of spirits as having no moral nature; the fairies, elves, and brownies of mythology might be termed spirits, but not souls. In the figurative sense, spirit denotes animation, excitability, perhaps impatience; as, a lad of spirit; he sang with spirit; he replied with spirit. Soul denotes energy and depth of feeling, as when we speak of soulful eyes; or it may denote the very life of anything; as, "the hidden soul of harmony," Milton L'Allegro l. 144. Sense may be an antonym of intellect, as when we speak of the sense of hearing; but sense is used also as denoting clear mental action, good judgment, acumen; as, he is a man of sense, or, he showed good sense; sense, even in its material signification, must be reckoned among the activities of mind, tho dependent on bodily functions; the mind, not the eye, really sees; the mind, not the ear, really hears. Consciousness includes all that a sentient being perceives, knows, thinks, or feels, from whatever source arising and of whatever character, kind, or degree, whether with or without distinct thinking, feeling, or willing; we speak of the consciousness of the brute, of the savage, or of the sage. The intellect is that assemblage of faculties which is concerned with knowledge, as distinguished from emotion and volition. Understanding is the Saxon word of the same general import, but is chiefly used of the reasoning powers; the understanding, which Sir Wm. Hamilton has called "the faculty of relations and comparisons," is distinguished by many philosophers from reason in that "reason is the faculty of the higher cognitions or a priori truth."

    Synonyms:
    consciousness, disposition, instinct, intellect, intelligence, mind, reason, reason, sense, soul, spirit, thought, understanding

    Antonyms:
    body, brawn, brute force, material substance, matter

Editors Contribution

  1. cephalo

    Submitted by anonymous on August 20, 2020  

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. brain(n)

    Synonyms:
    cerebrum, cerebellum, encephalon

    Associated words:
    cerebrology, encephalology, cerebrate, cerebric, lecithin, excerebration, cephalopathy, encephalitis, apoplexy, cerebral

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    cerebral, e-brain, drain, mastermind, mind, leak, head, flight, leakage, skull, exodus

Concise Medical Dictionary, by Joseph C Segen, MD

  1. brain

    Synonyms:
    Cerebrum

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How to use Brain in a sentence?

  1. Jake Olson:

    When I was 8 months old, I was diagnosed with a rare form of eye cancer called retinoblastoma, when the doctors found my cancer, it was completely taking over my left eye ... the greatest fear is the cancer spreading through the optic nerve to the brain.

  2. Robin Green:

    Ladies and gentlemen, today we're here to honor electricity, the charge that charges everything from those electrons snapping in our brain to our father the sun. What's the sun It's kind of like a brain. Electromagnetic field, solar flares sparking back and forth from those nerve cells. We're all one, folks, giant blobs of electricity, all of us. Positive & negative, electromagnetic fields just circling each other. Positive, negative, north, south, male and female. Looking for that electric moment. Magnet to magnet, opposites attract.

  3. Emeasoba George:

    Self-confidence/assurance is a feeling of trust or confidence in one's abilities, qualities, skills, intellect, brain, strenght, character and stuffs like that. Now listen up, you should be self-confident/assured. But, never be overconfident/assured i.e. never be excessively confident or assured. For, your ability/quality/skill/intellect/brain/strenght or a stuff like that can fail or disappoint you even when you least expect it or rather when you need it most.

  4. H.P. Lovecraft:

    ...all life is only a set of pictures in the brain, among which there is no difference betwixt those born of real things and those born of inward dreamings, and (there is) no cause to value one above the other."

  5. Debra Pyka:

    I didn't sign my son up to get a brain disease, we wanted him to play sports, to be active. We knew nothing about concussions then. It wasn't discussed much. It's still not talked about enough today. Should we all be arrested for letting our kids play football?


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