V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: a smart or scholarly person

Synonyms: authority, expert, specialist, genius, professor, scholar, educator, whiz

Antonyms: dummy

Tips: Savant is derived from the French savoir, which means "to know." Savants are people who are highly intelligent and knowledgeable or are experts in a particular field.

Usage Examples:

My tutor was a math savant who could solve all of my calculus problems. (expert, specialist)

The child had learning disabilities in school but was a savant when it came to music. (genius, whiz)

He never has to worry about computer problems because his girlfriend is a technology savant. (specialist, expert)

The child savant began college at the age of twelve. (genius)

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