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in·tel·li·gent·si·a

 (ĭn-tĕl′ə-jĕnt′sē-ə, -gĕnt′-)
n.
The intellectual elite of a society.

[Russian intelligentsiya, from Latin intelligentia, intelligence, from intelligēns, intelligent-, intelligent; see intelligent.]

intelligentsia

or

intelligentzia

n
(Sociology) the intelligentsia the educated or intellectual people in a society or community
[C20: from Russian intelligentsiya, from Latin intellegentia intelligence]

in•tel•li•gent•si•a

(ɪnˌtɛl ɪˈdʒɛnt si ə, -ˈgɛnt-)

n.pl.
intellectuals considered as a group or class, esp. as a cultural, social, or political elite.
[1905–10; < Russian < Latin intelligentia intelligence]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.intelligentsia - an educated and intellectual elite
elite, elite group - a group or class of persons enjoying superior intellectual or social or economic status
culturati - people interested in culture and cultural activities
literati - the literary intelligentsia

intelligentsia

noun intellectuals, highbrows, literati, masterminds, the learned, eggheads (informal), illuminati I was not high enough up in the intelligentsia to be invited.
Translations
értelmiség

intelligentsia

[ɪnˌtelɪˈdʒentsɪə] Nintelectualidad f

intelligentsia

[ɪnˌtɛlɪˈdʒɛntsiə] n
the intelligentsia → l'intelligentsia

intelligentsia

intelligentsia

[ɪnˌtɛlɪˈdʒɛntsɪə] nintellighenzia
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