Synonyms of 'scientist'
When a distinguished but elderly scientist states that something is possible, he is almost certainly right. When he states that something is impossible, he is very probably wrong. (Clarke's First Law)– Profile of the Future]
It is a good morning exercise for a research scientist to discard a pet hypothesis every day before breakfast. It keeps him young– On Aggression]
When I find myself in the company of scientists, I feel like a shabby curate who has strayed by mistake into a drawing room full of dukes– The Dyer's Hand]
I don't know what I may seem to the world, but as to myself, I seem to have been only like a boy playing on the sea-shore and diverting myself in now and then finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me
The physicists have known sin; and this is a knowledge which they cannot lose– Open Mind]
Nature, and Nature's laws lay hid in night God said, Let Newton be! and all was light– Epitaph: Intended for Sir Isaac Newton]
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boffin (British , informal)
A boffin is a scientist, especially one who is doing research.
a bumbling computer boffin
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Thesaurus for scientist from the Collins English Thesaurus
A scientist is someone who has studied science and whose job is to teach or do research in science.