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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.intelligently - in an intelligent manner; "she acted intelligently in this difficult situation"
unintelligently - in an unintelligent manner; "he acted rather unintelligently in this crisis"
Translations
بِذَكاء
inteligentně
begavetintelligent
skynsamlega
inteligentne
bistroumno

intelligently

[ɪnˈtelɪdʒəntlɪ] ADVinteligentemente

intelligently

[ɪnˈtɛlɪəntli] adv [think, talk] → intelligemment

intelligently

advintelligent

intelligently

[ɪnˈtɛlɪdʒntlɪ] advintelligentemente

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.
References in classic literature ?
It is to be remarked, in passing, that when a man begins to drink rationally and intelligently that he betrays a grave symptom of how far along the road he has travelled.
The mansion-house was intelligently laid out, and luxuriously furnished.
In fanciful stories people can talk to the birds freely, and I wish for the moment I could pretend that this were such a story, and say that Peter replied intelligently to the Never bird; but truth is best, and I want to tell you only what really happened.
In an extensive herd, so remarkable, occasionally, are these mystic gestures, that I have heard hunters who have declared them akin to Free-Mason signs and symbols; that the whale, indeed, by these methods intelligently conversed with the world.
He was an excellent fellow, who testified the most absolute confidence in his master, and the most unlimited devotion to his interests, even anticipating his wishes and orders, which were always intelligently executed.
A few deep breaths and he was himself again, shaken and with a heart beating like a steam-engine, but able at least to talk intelligently.
The thing we have to consider to-day is this: seeing that there certainly are words of which the meaning is abstract, and seeing that we can use these words intelligently, what must be assumed or inferred, or what can be discovered by observation, in the way of mental content to account for the intelligent use of abstract words?
The thought occurred to Hester, that the child might really be seeking to approach her with childlike confidence, and doing what she could, and as intelligently as she knew how, to establish a meeting-point of sympathy.
Emmeline had been educated much more intelligently,--taught to read and write, and diligently instructed in the Bible, by the care of a faithful and pious mistress; yet, would it not try the faith of the firmest Christian, to find themselves abandoned, apparently, of God, in the grasp of ruthless violence?
The other boys agreed that there was reason in what Tom said, because an ignorant lump of bread, un- instructed by an incantation, could not be expected to act very intelligently when set upon an errand of such gravity.
With Dick Carter she could at least talk intelligently about lessons.
Silently, intelligently, and industriously -- with an ever-present remembrance of herself and her place -- the new parlor-maid did her work.