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See definition of wizard on Dictionary.com
  • nounperson who can perform magic
  • nounperson who is highly skilled

synonyms for wizard

  • astrologer
  • clairvoyant
  • conjurer
  • diviner
  • enchanter
  • fortuneteller
  • hypnotist
  • magician
  • magus
  • medium
  • necromancer
  • occultist
  • palmist
  • seer
  • shaman
  • soothsayer
  • sorcerer
  • thaumaturge
  • warlock
  • witch
  • augurer
See also synonyms for: wizards
  • genius
  • shark
  • whiz
  • ace
  • adept
  • artist
  • authority
  • crackerjack
  • expert
  • pro
  • prodigy
  • professional
  • star
  • virtuoso
  • wiz
  • hot shot
  • proficient
  • whiz kid

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What is another word for wizard?

The word wizard is most commonly used to refer to someone who can perform magic, but it also has a modern sense meaning someone who is highly skilled. Let’s conjure up some synonyms for both.

Words for a magical person

In the context of magic, synonyms for wizard include magician, sorcerer, enchanter, and conjurer. Sorcerer and enchanter also have female-specific versions: sorceress and enchantress (which is more commonly used than enchanter).

The words sorcerer and sorceress often (though not always) refer to figures who practice so-called black magic—magic used for evil purposes. In fantasy books and movies, these words are often used for evil characters.

In contrast, the words wizard and magician usually imply that such figures use their powers for good. If not, you might call them an evil wizard or a dark wizard or an evil magician. The word necromancer is often specifically used to refer to someone who uses magic to raise the dead—or other dark doings.

Sometimes, a distinction is made in which the word wizard is used for males and the word witch is used for females, but both wizard and witch can be used regardless of gender. The word warlock typically refers to a male witch.

A less common but very cool word for a wizard is thaumaturge.

Words for a highly skilled person

Calling someone a wizard to indicate that they’re extremely skilled at something suggests that they’re so good that it’s almost like magic. In this way, the word magician can be used to mean the same thing, as can sorcerer and sorceress.

This sense of wizard is commonly used in terms that specify what the person is good at, such as math wizard or computer wizard. The word wiz is a shortening of this sense and can be used in the same way (as can the spelling variant whiz). A similar word is ace.

When this sense of wizard is used in the context of mental or intellectual wizardry, a close synonym is genius.

If the skill level is very high for the person’s age, you could use prodigy.

The word virtuoso is especially used of musicians, but can be used in any context.

Some people use pop culture-related terms like rockstar and jedi.

This sense of wizard is a good word to use to avoid using similar terms that are sometimes considered forms of cultural appropriation, such as ninja and guru.

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antonyms for wizard

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  • amateur
  • rookie
  • imbecile
  • amateur
  • apprentice
  • greenhorn
  • ignoramus
  • rookie
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The wizard, meanwhile, believes that technology can address environmental dangers.
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There he was found by old Makitok, and for some time the giant and the wizard held converse together.
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Buchanan the historian was, from his learning, thought in his days of superstition to be a wizard.
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But the Wizard of the North touched Scotia's rough hills with the rosy hues of his romance.
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Mute, crushed by the genius of this wizard, he was forced to believe in impossible things by his doing them.
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They still live in the Emerald City, and the Wizard takes good care of them and teaches them to do all sorts of tricks.
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