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English adjective: intellectual

1. intellectual of or associated with or requiring the use of the mind


SamplesIntellectual problems.
The triumph of the rational over the animal side of man.


Synonymsnoetic, rational


Similarmental


Antonymsphysical

2. intellectual appealing to or using the intellect


SamplesSatire 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.


Similargood, highbrow, highbrowed, rational, reflective, serious, sophisticated


See alsoeducated, mental, scholarly


Attributeintellect, mind


Antonymsnonintellectual

3. intellectual involving intelligence rather than emotions or instinct


SamplesA cerebral approach to the problem.
Cerebral drama.


Synonymscerebral


Antonymsemotional


English noun: intellectual

1. intellectual (person) a person who uses the mind creatively


Synonymsintellect


Broader (hypernym)individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul


Narrower (hyponym)alchemist, anomalist, aphorist, bel esprit, bookman, brain, brainiac, clever clogs, clever Dick, creative thinker, decipherer, decoder, doubter, egghead, Einstein, exponent, expositor, expounder, genius, highbrow, idealogue, illusionist, mastermind, mentor, mind, sceptic, scholar, scholarly person, seer, skeptic, specifier, student, subjectivist, synthesiser, synthesist, synthesizer, theoretician, theoriser, theorist, theorizer, thinker, thinker, visionary, wise man, wonderer









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