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intellectual

in·tel·lec·tu·al

intellectual

 
pronunciation:
In t lek chu l
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: of or relating to the intellect.
He preferred intellectual challenges to physical ones.
synonyms:
cerebral, mental, rational
antonyms:
carnal, physical, sensual
definition 2: having great mental capacity.
synonyms:
brainy, intelligent, profound
antonyms:
stupid
similar words:
brilliant, clever, deep, ingenious, smart
definition 3: devoted to study, speculation, and abstract mental activity.
synonyms:
academic, speculative
similar words:
contemplative, erudite, learned, literate, scholarly, studious, theoretical
 
part of speech: noun
definition: a person of high intellect, often considered to be one of a group or class of such persons.
antonyms:
dunce
similar words:
academic, bluestocking, egghead, highbrow, intellect, literate, longhair, man of letters, mind, philosopher, savant, scholar
derivations: intellectually (adv.), intellectuality (n.)
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