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in·tel·li·gent

intelligent

 
 
pronunciation:
ihn tel jnt
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: possessing or marked by a higher than average capacity for learning, reasoning and understanding; intellectual; smart.
She is intelligent and will probably get into a top university.
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 2: having the ability to judge quickly and soundly.
He wasn't interested in school, but he's intelligent and has had much success in business.
synonyms:
astute, discerning, judicious, sensible
antonyms:
unintelligent
similar words:
apt, discriminating, prudent, quick-witted, reasonable, sage, shrewd, smart, wise
definition 3: marked by or guided by good reasoning or sound judgment.
He is old now but still capable of making intelligent decisions.The professor was pleased to hear the student's intelligent observation.The new airport shows an intelligent architectural design.
synonyms:
judicious, sensible, sound, wise
antonyms:
foolish, senseless, stupid
similar words:
prudent
definition 4: having or showing the capacity to learn, reason, and understand; possessing intelligence.
The scientists are looking for intelligent life on other planets.Pigs are intelligent animals.
synonyms:
rational, thinking
antonyms:
unreasoning, unthinking
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derivation: intelligently (adv.)
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