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in·tel·lec·tu·al

 (ĭn′tl-ĕk′cho͞o-əl)
adj.
1.
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.
3.
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.
n.
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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intellectual

(ˌɪntɪˈlɛktʃʊəl)
adj
1. of or relating to the intellect, as opposed to the emotions
2. appealing to or characteristic of people with a developed intellect: intellectual literature.
3. expressing or enjoying mental activity
n
4. a person who enjoys mental activity and has highly developed tastes in art, literature, etc
5. a person who uses or works with his intellect
6. a highly intelligent person
ˌintelˌlectuˈality, ˌintelˈlectualness n
ˌintelˈlectually adv
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in•tel•lec•tu•al

(ˌɪn tlˈɛk tʃu əl)

adj.
1. appealing to or engaging the intellect: intellectual pursuits.
2. of, pertaining to, or requiring the intellect or its use.
3. placing a high value on or pursuing things of interest to the intellect, esp. the higher or more abstract forms of knowledge.
4. developed by or relying on the intellect rather than emotions or feelings; rational.
5. possessing or showing mental capacity to a high degree; of superior intellect.
n.
6. a person who values or pursues intellectual interests.
7. a person professionally engaged in mental labor.
8. a person of superior intellect.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Latin intellēctuālis, derivative of intellēctus intellect]
in`tel•lec′tu•al•ly, adv.
in`tel•lec`tu•al′i•ty, in`tel•lec′tu•al•ness, n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.intellectual - a person who uses the mind creativelyintellectual - a person who uses the mind creatively
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul - a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"
anomalist - someone who has a special interest in exceptional cases
exponent - someone who expounds and interprets or explains
alchemist - one who was versed in the practice of alchemy and who sought an elixir of life and a panacea and an alkahest and the philosopher's stone
aphorist - someone who formulates aphorisms or who repeats aphorisms
bel esprit - a witty or clever person with a fine mind
clever clogs - an intellectual who is ostentatiously and irritatingly knowledgeable
decipherer, decoder - the kind of intellectual who converts messages from a code to plain text
egghead - an intellectual; a very studious and academic person; "in spite of her love of reading she denied being an egghead"
expositor, expounder - a person who explains
brainiac, genius, mastermind, Einstein, brain - someone who has exceptional intellectual ability and originality; "Mozart was a child genius"; "he's smart but he's no Einstein"
highbrow - a person of intellectual or erudite tastes
mentor, wise man - a wise and trusted guide and advisor
bookman, scholar, scholarly person, student - a learned person (especially in the humanities); someone who by long study has gained mastery in one or more disciplines
doubter, sceptic, skeptic - someone who habitually doubts accepted beliefs
specifier - someone who draws up specifications giving details (as for obtaining a patent)
subjectivist - a person who subscribes to subjectivism
synthesiser, synthesist, synthesizer - an intellectual who synthesizes or uses synthetic methods
idealogue, theoretician, theoriser, theorist, theorizer - someone who theorizes (especially in science or art)
creative thinker, thinker, mind - an important intellectual; "the great minds of the 17th century"
thinker - someone who exercises the mind (usually in an effort to reach a decision)
illusionist, seer, visionary - a person with unusual powers of foresight
wonderer - someone who is curious about something
Adj.1.intellectual - of or associated with or requiring the use of the mind; "intellectual problems"; "the triumph of the rational over the animal side of man"
mental - involving the mind or an intellectual process; "mental images of happy times"; "mental calculations"; "in a terrible mental state"; "mental suffering"; "free from mental defects"
2.intellectual - appealing to or using the intellect; "satire is an intellectual weapon"; "intellectual workers engaged in creative literary or artistic or scientific labor"; "has tremendous intellectual sympathy for oppressed people"; "coldly intellectual"; "sort of the intellectual type"; "intellectual literature"
educated - possessing an education (especially having more than average knowledge)
mental - involving the mind or an intellectual process; "mental images of happy times"; "mental calculations"; "in a terrible mental state"; "mental suffering"; "free from mental defects"
scholarly - characteristic of scholars or scholarship; "scholarly pursuits"; "a scholarly treatise"; "a scholarly attitude"
nonintellectual - not intellectual
3.intellectual - involving intelligence rather than emotions or instinct; "a cerebral approach to the problem"; "cerebral drama"
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intellectual

adjective
1. mental, cognitive, cerebral High levels of lead could damage intellectual development.
mental material, physical
noun
1. academic, expert, genius, thinker, master, brain (informal), mastermind, maestro, boffin (Brit. informal), highbrow, rocket scientist (informal, chiefly U.S.), egghead (informal), brainbox, bluestocking (usually disparaging), master-hand, fundi (S. African) teachers, artists and other intellectuals
academic idiot, moron
Quotations
"An intellectual is someone whose mind watches itself" [Albert Camus Notebooks 1935-42]
"To the man-in-the-street, who, I'm sorry to say"
"Is a keen observer of life"
"The word `Intellectual' suggests straight away"
"A man who's untrue to his wife" [W.H. Auden New Year Letter]
Collins Thesaurus of the English Language – Complete and Unabridged 2nd Edition. 2002 © HarperCollins Publishers 1995, 2002

intellectual

adjective
1. Relating to or performed by the mind:
2. Appealing to or engaging the intellect:
Informal: highbrow.
3. Having or showing intelligence, often of a high order:
Informal: brainy.
noun
A person of great mental ability:
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Translations
عَقْلي، ذِهْنيفِكْرِيٌّ
intelektuálníintelektuál
intellektuel
älykköälyllinen
intelektualacintelektualan
intellektuális
vitsmunalegur, andlegur
知的な知識人
지능의지식인
intelektuálny
intellektuell
ซึ่งมีปัญญาสูงผู้มีปัญญาสูง
akla dayananentelektüelzihinsel
người trí thứcthuộc trí óc

intellectual

[ˌɪntɪˈlektjʊəl]
A. ADJintelectual mf
B. Nintelectual mf
C. CPD intellectual property Npropiedad f intelectual
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

intellectual

[ˌɪntɪˈlɛktʃuəl]
adj
[activity, interest, pursuit] → intellectuel(le)
the intellectual development of children → le développement intellectuel des enfants
(= clever) [person] → intellectuel(le)
an intellectual elite → une élite intellectuelle
nintellectuel(le) m/f
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

intellectual

adjintellektuell; freedom, climate, property, activity, interestsgeistig; something a little more intellectualetwas geistig Anspruchsvolleres
nIntellektuelle(r) mf

intellectual

:
intellectual power
intellectual property rights
pl (Jur) → Urheberrecht nt
intellectual worker
nKopfarbeiter(in) m(f)
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

intellectual

[ɪntɪˈlɛktjʊəl]
1. adj (person) → intellettuale; (interests) → culturale
2. nintellettuale m/f
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

intellect

(ˈintilekt) noun
the thinking power of the mind. He was a person of great intellect.
ˌintelˈlectual (-ˈlektʃuəl) adjective
of, or appealing to, the intellect. He does not play football – his interests are mainly intellectual.
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.

intellectual

فِكْرِيٌّ intelektuál, intelektuální intellektuel intellektuell, Intellektueller διανοούμενος, πνευματικός intelectual älykkö, älyllinen intellectuel intelektualac, intelektualan intellettuale 知的な, 知識人 지능의, 지식인 intellectueel intellektuell intelektualista, intelektualny intelectual интеллектуал, интеллектуальный intellektuell ซึ่งมีปัญญาสูง, ผู้มีปัญญาสูง entelektüel người trí thức, thuộc trí óc 智力的, 知识分子
Multilingual Translator © HarperCollins Publishers 2009

intellectual

adj intelectual
English-Spanish/Spanish-English Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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