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Synonyms for mastermind

Synonyms for mastermind

someone who has exceptional intellectual ability and originality

plan and direct (a complex undertaking)

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Eichmann - who masterminded the Holocaust in which six million Jews were put to death - also claimed he was only carrying out Hitler's orders
Israeli officials said Saturday that a Palestinian shot and wounded Friday in Hebron was a top Islamic guerrilla who masterminded three of the suicide bombings earlier this year.
Ejeii had earlier today said that Tehran would punish those who masterminded the Monday unrests in the capital city of Tehran.