Synonyms of brain in English:

brain


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See Spanish definition of cerebro

noun

1‘the disease attacks certain cells in the brain’

SYNONYMS
cerebrum, cerebral matter
technical encephalon

2also brains‘success requires brains as well as brawn’

SYNONYMS
intelligence, intellect, intellectual capacity, mental capacity, brainpower, cleverness, wit, wits, powers of reasoning, reasoning, wisdom, sagacity, acumen, discernment, shrewdness, judgement, understanding, common sense, sense
mind, head
informal nous, grey matter, savvy, braininess
British informal loaf, upper storey
North American informal smarts
South African informal kop

3brains‘Janice is the brains of the family’

SYNONYMS
clever person, intellectual, intellect, bluestocking, thinker, highbrow, mind, scholar, sage
genius, Einstein, polymath, prodigy
mastermind
informal egghead, bright spark
British informal brainbox, clever clogs, boffin
North American informal brainiac, rocket scientist
ANTONYMS

dunce, idiot