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in·tel·li·gent

 (ĭn-tĕl′ə-jənt)
adj.
1. Having intelligence: Is there intelligent life elsewhere in the galaxy?
2. Having a high degree of intelligence; mentally acute: an intelligent student.
3. Showing sound judgment and rationality: an intelligent decision; an intelligent solution to the problem.
4. Appealing to the intellect; intellectual: a film with witty and intelligent dialogue.

[Latin intelligēns, intelligent-, present participle of intellegere, intelligere, to perceive : inter-, inter- + legere, to choose; see leg- in Indo-European roots.]

in·tel′li·gen′tial (-jĕn′shəl) adj.
in·tel′li·gent·ly adv.
Synonyms: intelligent, bright, brilliant, smart, intellectual
These adjectives mean having or showing mental keenness. Intelligent usually implies the ability to cope with new problems and to use the power of reasoning and inference effectively: The company put its most intelligent engineers to work on rectifying the design flaw. Bright implies quickness or ease in learning: She was a bright student who was soon at the head of the class. Brilliant suggests unusually impressive mental acuteness: "The dullard's envy of brilliant men is always assuaged by the suspicion that they will come to a bad end" (Max Beerbohm).
Smart refers to quick intelligence and often a ready capability for taking care of one's own interests: You were smart to buy your house when prices were low. Intellectual implies the capacity to grasp difficult or abstract concepts: The former professor was the more intellectual candidate.

intelligent

(ɪnˈtɛlɪdʒənt)
adj
1. having or indicating intelligence
2. having high intelligence; clever
3. indicating high intelligence; perceptive: an intelligent guess.
4. guided by reason; rational
5. (Computer Science) (of computerized functions) able to modify action in the light of ongoing events
6. archaic (foll by: of) having knowledge or information: they were intelligent of his whereabouts.
inˈtelligently adv

in•tel•li•gent

(ɪnˈtɛl ɪ dʒənt)

adj.
1. having good understanding or a high mental capacity; quick to comprehend.
2. displaying quickness of understanding, sound thought, or good judgment: an intelligent reply.
3. having the faculty of reasoning and understanding; possessing intelligence: intelligent beings on other planets.
4. (of an electronic device) containing built-in processing power; smart.
5. Archaic. having understanding or knowledge (usu. fol. by of).
[1500–10; < Latin intellegere=intel-, variant of inter- inter- + legere to choose]
in•tel`li•gen′tial (-ˈdʒɛn ʃəl) adj.
in•tel′li•gent•ly, adv.
syn: See sharp.
intellect, intelligent - Intellect and intelligent come from Latin intelligere, "perceive" or "understand."
See also related terms for intellect.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.intelligent - having the capacity for thought and reason especially to a high degree; "is there intelligent life in the universe?"; "an intelligent question"
smart - showing mental alertness and calculation and resourcefulness
precocious - characterized by or characteristic of exceptionally early development or maturity (especially in mental aptitude); "a precocious child"; "a precocious achievement"
unintelligent, stupid - lacking intelligence; "a dull job with lazy and unintelligent co-workers"
2.intelligent - possessing sound knowledge; "well-informed readers"
sophisticated - having or appealing to those having worldly knowledge and refinement and savoir-faire; "sophisticated young socialites"; "a sophisticated audience"; "a sophisticated lifestyle"; "a sophisticated book"
3.intelligent - 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 sound explanation for his decision"
reasonable, sensible - showing reason or sound judgment; "a sensible choice"; "a sensible person"
4.intelligent - endowed with the capacity to reason
rational - consistent with or based on or using reason; "rational behavior"; "a process of rational inference"; "rational thought"

intelligent

adjective
2. smart (informal), automatic, automated, robotic, self-regulating An intelligent computer will soon be indispensable for every doctor.
3. rational, cognitive, capable of thought the search for intelligent life elsewhere in the universe

intelligent

adjective
1. Having or showing intelligence, often of a high order:
Informal: brainy.
2. Mentally quick and original:
3. Consistent with reason and intellect:
Translations
ذكيذَكيذَكِيٌّيَنِمُّ عن الذَّكاء
inteligentní
intelligentbegavet
älykäs
inteligentan
gáfulegur, skynsamlegurgreindur, gáfaîur
利口な
지적인
žiniosžvalgybažvalgybos pranešimai
apķērīgsgudrs
inteligentný
bisterinteligenten
intelligent
ฉลาด
thông minh

intelligent

[ɪnˈtelɪdʒənt] ADJinteligente

intelligent

[ɪnˈtɛlɪənt] adj
[person] → intelligent(e)
[remark, conversation] → intelligent(e)
[machine] → intelligent(e); [life, life-form] → intelligent(e)

intelligent

adjintelligent; are there intelligent beings on Mars?gibt es auf dem Mars vernunftbegabte or intelligente Lebewesen?

intelligent

[ɪnˈtɛlɪdʒnt] adjintelligente

intelligent

(inˈtelidʒənt) adjective
(negative unintelligent).
1. clever and quick at understanding. an intelligent child; That dog is so intelligent.
2. showing these qualities. an intelligent question.
inˈtelligently adverb
inˈtelligence noun
1. the quality of being intelligent. It requires a high degree of intelligence to do this job well.
2. news or information given.
3. a department of state or of the army etc which deals with secret information. He works in Intelligence.

intelligent

ذَكِيٌّ inteligentní intelligent intelligent ευφυής inteligente älykäs intelligent inteligentan intelligente 利口な 지적인 intelligent intelligent inteligentny inteligente умный intelligent ฉลาด zeki thông minh 聪明的

intelligent

a. inteligente, listo-a.

intelligent

adj inteligente
References in classic literature ?
Perhaps Meg felt, without understanding why, that they were not particularly cultivated or intelligent people, and that all their gilding could not quite conceal the ordinary material of which they were made.
One of the most intelligent of the Indians was put in charge of the digging gangs as foreman, and told to keep them at work, and not to let them stray.
How well I remember her laugh; it had in it the same sudden recognition that flashed into her eyes, was a burst of humour, short and intelligent.
It was a fixed belief with Madame Lebrun that the conduct of the universe and all things pertaining thereto would have been manifestly of a more intelligent and higher order had not Monsieur Lebrun been removed to other spheres during the early years of their married life.
In such circumstances, common prudence dictated that Heyward and his companions should imitate a caution that proceeded from so intelligent a source.
Thorndike found him astute, sane; his queries intelligent, his comments just.
Carr, and just because he don't want to distress that intelligent gentleman by letting him see he's dead broke--for him to go and demean himself and Devil's Ford by rushing away and hiring out as a Mexican vaquero on Mexican wages?
The pale, gray, childish, aged, melancholy, yet often simply cheerful, and sometimes delicately intelligent aspect of Clifford, peering from behind the faded crimson of the curtain, --watching the monotony of every-day occurrences with a kind of inconsequential interest and earnestness, and, at every petty throb of his sensibility, turning for sympathy to the eyes of the bright young girl!
It was a look so intelligent, yet inexplicable, perverse, sometimes so malicious, but generally accompanied by a wild flow of spirits, that Hester could not help questioning at such moments whether Pearl was a human child.
But he who in the rightly regal and intelligent spirit presides over his own private dinner-table of invited guests, that man's unchallenged power and dominion of individual influence for the time; that man's royalty of state transcends Belshazzar's, for Belshazzar was not the greatest.
I would have you investigate it now with the sole view of forming to yourself some unexaggerated, intelligent estimate of whatever battering-ram power may be lodged there.
Yes," she said, "he is really quite a beauty, and he has such a sweet, good-tempered face, and such a fine, intelligent eye -- what do you say to calling him Black Beauty?

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