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Synonyms of 'wizard'

(noun) 
Definition
a man in fairy tales who has magic powers
Merlin, the legendary wizard who worked magic for King Arthur
Synonyms
magician
Uther called on Merlin the magician to help him.
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witch
an evil witch who had cast a spell on the prince
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sorcerer
In voodoo the sorcerer manipulates the victim's symbolic image.
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occultist
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magus
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conjuror
A conjuror was hired for her sixth birthday party.
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warlock
knights who confront fiery dragons and wicked warlocks
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mage (archaic)
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necromancer
a necromancer who conjured up the spirits of the dead
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thaumaturge (rare)
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tohunga (New Zealand)
(noun) 
Definition
a person who is outstandingly gifted in some specified field
a mathematical wizard at Harvard University
Synonyms
genius
a 14-year-old mathematical genius
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expert
an expert in computer graphics
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master
He is a master at blocking progress.
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ace (informal)
a first-world-war flying ace
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guru
fashion gurus dictating crazy ideas
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buff (informal)
She is a real film buff.
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adept
He was an adept at getting people to talk confidentially to him.
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whizz (informal)
Simon's a whizz at card tricks.
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prodigy
an 11-year-old chess prodigy
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maestro
the maestro's delightful first show
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virtuoso
China's foremost piano virtuoso
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boffin (British, informal)
a computer boffin
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hotshot (informal)
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rocket scientist (informal)
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wiz (informal)
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whizz kid (informal)
a computing whizz kid
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wonk (informal)
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maven (US)
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fundi (South Africa)
The local fundi are wonderfully adept and have created a car adapted to hunting.
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up-and-comer (informal)

Additional synonyms

in the sense of ace
Definition
an expert
a first-world-war flying ace
Synonyms
pro (informal),
buff (informal),
wizard (informal),
whizz (informal),
boffin (British, informal),
hotshot (informal),
dab hand (British, informal),
maven (US)
in the sense of adept
Definition
a person skilled in something
He was an adept at getting people to talk confidentially to him.
Synonyms
buff (informal),
whizz (informal),
hotshot (informal),
rocket scientist (informal),
dab hand (British, informal),
maven (US)
in the sense of boffin
Definition
a scientist or expert
a computer boffin
Synonyms
brain(s) (informal),
intellect (informal),
rocket scientist (informal),
wonk (informal),
brainbox,
bluestocking (derogatory),
maven (US),
fundi (South Africa)

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Thesaurus for wizard from the Collins English Thesaurus
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