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intelligent

in·tel·li·gent

intelligent

 
 
pronunciation:
ihn tel jnt
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: having or showing the capacity to learn, reason, and understand; possessing intelligence.
There is no hard evidence of intelligent life on other planets.
synonyms:
rational, thinking
antonyms:
unreasoning, unthinking
definition 2: possessing or marked by a higher than average capacity for learning, reasoning and understanding; intellectual; smart.
She is intelligent and always gets high marks.an intelligent observation
synonyms:
brainy, clever, smart
antonyms:
dumb, stupid, unintelligent, vacuous
similar words:
adroit, apt, bright, brilliant, clearheaded, ingenious, insightful, intellectual, knowing, perceptive, perspicacious, profound, quick-witted, sapient, savvy, sensible, sharp, understanding
definition 3: having the ability to judge quickly and soundly.
Our candidate is intelligent about foreign policy.
synonyms:
astute, discerning, judicious, sensible
antonyms:
unintelligent
similar words:
apt, discriminating, prudent, quick-witted, reasonable, sage, shrewd, smart, wise
definition 4: marked by or guided by good reasoning or sound judgment.
intelligent decisionsan intelligent architectural design
synonyms:
judicious, sensible, sound, wise
antonyms:
foolish, senseless, stupid
similar words:
prudent
derivation: intelligently (adv.)
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