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Meaning of INTELLECTUAL

Pronunciation:  `in'tlekchooul

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a person who uses the mind creatively
  2. [adj]  appealing to or using the intellect; "satire is an intellectual weapon"; "intellectual workers engaged in creative literary or artistic or scientific labor"; "has tremendous intellectual sympathy for oppressed people"; "coldly intellectual"; "sort of the intellectual type"; "intellectual literature"
  3. [adj]  of or associated with or requiring the use of the mind; "intellectual problems"; "the triumph of the rational over the animal side of man"
  4. [adj]  involving intelligence rather than emotions or instinct; "a cerebral approach to the problem"; "cerebral drama"
  5. [adj]  of or relating to the intellect; "his intellectual career"
 

INTELLECTUAL is a 12 letter word that starts with I.

 

 Synonyms: cerebral, good, highbrow, highbrowed, intellect, noetic, rational, reflective, serious, sophisticated
 
 Antonyms: emotional, nonintellectual
 
 See Also: alchemist, anomalist, aphorist, arranger, bel esprit, bibliophile, book lover, booklover, bookworm, brain, brainworker, classifier, clever clogs, clever Dick, creative thinker, decipherer, decoder, doubter, educated, egghead, exponent, genius, highbrow, human, illusionist, individual, introvert, man of science, mastermind, mental, mentor, mind, mortal, optimist, organiser, organizer, pedant, person, philosopher, philosophiser, philosophizer, ratiocinator, reasoner, sceptic, scholar, scholarly, scholarly person, scholastic, scientist, seer, skeptic, somebody, someone, soul, specifier, speculator, student, subjectivist, synthesiser, synthesist, synthesizer, theologian, theologiser, theologist, theologizer, theoretician, theoriser, theorist, theorizer, thinker, visionary, wise man, wonderer

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \In`tel*lec"tu*al\ (?; 135), a. [L. intellectualis:
    cf. F. intellectuel.]
    1. Belonging to, or performed by, the intellect; mental; as,
       intellectual powers, activities, etc.
    
             Logic is to teach us the right use of our reason or
             intellectual powers.                  --I. Watts.
    
    2. Endowed with intellect; having the power of understanding;
       having capacity for the higher forms of knowledge or
       thought; characterized by intelligence or mental capacity;
       as, an intellectual person.
    
             Who would lose, Though full of pain, this
             intellectual being, Those thoughts that wander
             through eternity?                     --Milton.
    
    3. Suitable for exercising the intellect; formed by, and
       existing for, the intellect alone; perceived by the
       intellect; as, intellectual employments.
    
    4. Relating to the understanding; treating of the mind; as,
       intellectual philosophy, sometimes called ``mental''
       philosophy.
    
    
  2. \In`tel*lec"tu*al\, n.
    The intellect or understanding; mental powers or faculties.
    
          Her husband, for I view far round, not nigh, Whose
          higher intellectual more I shun.         --Milton.
    
          I kept her intellectuals in a state of exercise. --De
                                                   Quincey.
    
    
 
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