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English adjective: intelligent

1. intelligent having the capacity for thought and reason especially to a high degree


SamplesIs there intelligent life in the universe?.
An intelligent question.


Similaragile, apt, born, brainy, bright, brilliant, clever, innate, natural, nimble, prehensile, quick, ready, scintillating, searching, smart, smart as a whip, trenchant


See alsoprecocious, smart


Attributeintelligence


Antonymsunintelligent, stupid

2. intelligent possessing sound knowledge


SamplesWell-informed readers.


Synonymswell-informed


Similarsophisticated


Antonymsnaif, naive

3. intelligent exercising or showing good judgment


SamplesHealthy scepticism.
A healthy fear of rattlesnakes.
The healthy attitude of French laws.
Healthy relations between labor and management.
An intelligent solution.
A sound approach to the problem.
Sound advice.
No sound explanation for his decision.


Synonymshealthy, level-headed, levelheaded, sound


Similarreasonable, sensible


Antonymsunreasonable

4. intelligent endowed with the capacity to reason


Synonymsreasoning, thinking


Similarrational


Antonymsirrational









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