intellectualism

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in·tel·lec·tu·al·ism

 (ĭn′tl-ĕk′cho͞o-ə-lĭz′əm)
n.
1. Exercise or application of the intellect.
2. Devotion to exercise or development of the intellect.

in′tel·lec′tu·al·ist n.
in′tel·lec′tu·al·is′tic adj.

intellectualism

(ˌɪntɪˈlɛktʃʊəˌlɪzəm)
n
1. development and exercise of the intellect
2. the placing of excessive value on the intellect, esp with disregard for the emotions
3. (Philosophy) philosophy
a. the doctrine that reason is the ultimate criterion of knowledge
b. the doctrine that deliberate action is consequent on a process of conscious or subconscious reasoning
ˌintelˈlectualist n, adj
ˌintelˌlectualˈistic adj
ˌintelˌlectualˈistically adv

in•tel•lec•tu•al•ism

(ˌɪn tlˈɛk tʃu əˌlɪz əm)

n.
1. devotion to intellectual pursuits.
2. the exercise of the intellect.
3. excessive emphasis on abstract or intellectual matters, esp. with a lack of proper consideration for emotions.
[1820–30]
in`tel•lec′tu•al•ist, n.
in`tel•lec`tu•al•is′tic, adj.
in`tel•lec`tu•al•is′ti•cal•ly, adv.

intellectualism

1. the exercise of the intellect.
2. a devotion to intellectual activities.
3. an excessive emphasis on intellect and a resulting neglect of emotion. — intellectualistic, adj.
See also: Knowledge
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intellectualism