Synonyms of 'savant'
Copyright © 2016 by HarperCollins Publishers. All rights reserved.
Someone who is an authority on a particular subject knows a lot about it.
He's an authority on Russian affairs.
An intellectual is someone who spends a lot of time studying and thinking about complicated ideas.
teachers, artists and other intellectuals
The mastermind behind a difficult or complicated plan, often a criminal one, is the person who is responsible for planning and organizing it.
He was the mastermind behind the plan.
Thesaurus for savant from the Collins English Thesaurus
A savant is a person of great learning or natural ability .