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a. Of or relating to the intellect.
b. Rational rather than emotional: an intellectual decision.
2. Appealing to or engaging the intellect: an intellectual book; an intellectual problem.
a. Having or showing intellect, especially to a high degree. See Synonyms at intelligent.
b. Given to activities or pursuits that require exercise of the intellect.
An intellectual person.

[Middle English, from Old French intellectuel, from Late Latin intellēctuālis, from Latin intellēctus, intellect; see intellect.]

in′tel·lec′tu·al′i·ty (-ăl′ĭ-tē) n.
in′tel·lec′tu·al·ly adv.
in′tel·lec′tu·al·ness n.
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NOT long ago, the writer of these lines, In the mad pride of intellectuality, Maintained "the power of words"--denied that ever A thought arose within the human brain Beyond the utterance of the human tongue: And now, as if in mockery of that boast, Two words-two foreign soft dissyllables-- Italian tones, made only to be murmured By angels dreaming in the moonlit "dew That hangs like chains of pearl on Hermon hill,"-- Have stirred from out the abysses of his heart, Unthought-like thoughts that are the souls of thought, Richer, far wider, far diviner visions Than even the seraph harper, Israfel,(Who has "the sweetest voice of all God's creatures") Could hope to utter.
How often must I urge you to seek that absolute concentration of your mental faculties which alone may permit you to bring to bear the highest powers of intellectuality upon the momentous problems which naturally fall to the lot of great minds?
As an exquisite embodiment of the poet's visions, and a realisation of human intellectuality, gilding with refulgent light our dreamy moments, and laying open a new and magic world before the mental eye, the drama is gone, perfectly gone,' said Mr Curdle.
The distinguishing general characteristic of Donne's poetry is the remarkable combination of an aggressive intellectuality with the lyric form and spirit.
Mass intellectuality has been created out of the demands of capitalist production and the forms of 'self-valorisation' that the struggle against work has produced.
Transparency, connection of spaces, organization of spaces, cohesion of spaces, geometry and proportions used in this garden are all indicative of the intellectuality and thoughtfulness in the style of building Iranian gardens which is knowingly seeking mental and physical human peace and comfort with awareness [26].
Matur is among the 70% which South Sudan needs to educate at this time and one of the best way is to relive him/them to go for studies in the other Countries so that he/ they should get to acquire knowledge and expose to the world of intellectuality.
A hundred and six years of love, passion, pride and worship of Lebanon," said the Minister, "a hundred and six years and [Akl] still exudes poetry and intellectuality.
25) Moreover, Cohen inspired a renewed interest in things Jewish among these young writers by advancing a combatively secular vision of Jewish intellectuality, which shaped not just the first generation of New York intellectuals, but later generations as well, and became central to their ideology of masculinity.
Nurse educators agreed on the obligation of professional nurses to demonstrate honesty, intellectuality and respect to human authority and autonomy.
Zarif also referred to the deal clinched between the Islamic Republic and the permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany in November as a victory for intellectuality, saying that, with this agreement, everyone emerged victorious.