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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?
The distinguishing general characteristic of Donne's poetry is the remarkable combination of an aggressive intellectuality with the lyric form and spirit.
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 troupe refuses presenting plays that merely provide the audience with light jokes, but rather prefer to merge entertainment with intellectuality.
Through this winter camp, SLC aims to enhance innovation and creativity among its participants, stimulate their intellectuality and stir their imagination," said Lubna Al Moalla, Sales Development Manager at SLC.
a quite superb combination of exoticism and intellectuality.
The poet is good at establishing perceptual and intellectuality, as pointed out by Ji (1970 4), "'new' poetry is 'new', because of one significant feature, that is, the product of rationality and intellectuality.
PPP chairman said that Mohammad Ibrahim Joyo will be remembered for ever and entire Sindh including people linked to literature and intellectuality are in a state of mourning over his death.
El-Kady concluded by saying that investing in intellectuality is the best investment.
For the remaining part of this paper, and using examples from the discipline of philosophy as an example representing the entire domain of academic disciplines and intellectuality, we shall discuss why and how the only condition under which letters can be true reflections of historical realities is if and only if their writers had freedom of expression regardless of how accurate or otherwise anyone may perceive them.
Additionally, Alcestis and Electra are referred to by Francis Talfourd as "strong-minded women," a Victorian archetype of female resoluteness and intellectuality which, in light of Monros-Gaspar's reading, served both as a prototype for the late-Victorian New Woman (33-36) and as an antithesis to the Victorian ideal female or the "angel-in-the-house," represented by Chrysothemis in Talfourd's Electra (219).