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Pronunciation:  in'telijunt

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  1. [adj]  having the capacity for thought and reason especially to a high degree; "is there intelligent life in the universe?"; "an intelligent question"
  2. [adj]  endowed with the capacity to reason
  3. [adj]  exercising or showing good judgment; "healthy scepticism"; "a healthy fear of rattlesnakes"; "the healthy attitude of French laws"; "healthy relations between labor and management"; "an intelligent solution"; "a sound approach to the problem";"sound advice"; "no reasonable explanation for his decision"
  4. [adj]  possessing sound knowledge; "well-informed readers"

INTELLIGENT is a 11 letter word that starts with I.


 Synonyms: agile, alert, apt, born(p), brainy, bright, brilliant, clever, healthy, incisive, innate(p), keen, levelheaded, natural, nimble, prehensile, quick, rational, ready, reasonable, reasoning(a), scintillating, searching, sensible, sharp, smart, smart as a whip, sophisticated, sound, thinking(a), trenchant, well-informed
 Antonyms: stupid, unintelligent
 See Also: precocious



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\In*tel"li*gent\, a. [L. intelligens, intellegens,
-entis, p. pr. of intelligere, intellegere, to perceive;
inter between + legere to gather, collect, choose: cf. F.
intelligent. See {Legend}.]
1. Endowed with the faculty of understanding or reason; as,
   man is an intelligent being.

2. Possessed of intelligence, education, or judgment;
   knowing; sensible; skilled; marked by intelligence; as, an
   intelligent young man; an intelligent architect; an
   intelligent answer.

3. Gognizant; aware; communicate. [Obs.]

         Intelligent of seasons.               --Milton.

         Which are to France the spies and speculations
         Intelligent of our state.             --Shak.

Syn: Sensible; understanding. See {Sensible}.

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