Synonyms for brainy

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We're a brainy lot of lads, and I'm the brainiest of the lot!

“Try and find me brainy,” he whispered to her, as soon as Flossie was out of earshot.

She'll think it so brainy of me and be so glad I'm interested in the subject.

Why is it that the brainy girl invariably has straight hair?

It was a brainy speech, straight from the shoulder, and it got to everybody in that crowd.

If I hadn't been brainy and quick, they'd have adopted me out before I was ten.

I don't say that a brainy corker of a saleswoman like you would come down like that.

The 'Owl Party' of four who do most of the talking, are a bright and brainy quartette.

I wish all the men in the world were half as brainy as he is.

That's why none of your brainy reporters will touch the assignment.

WORD ORIGIN

1845, from brain (n.) + -y (2). Latin equivalent cerebrosus meant "passionate, hot-headed," leading Tucker to remark that " 'Brainy' is not a natural expression for 'frantic.' "

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