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Antonyms for intelligent
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This page is about all possible antonyms and opposite words for the term intelligent.


  1. intelligentadjective


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  4. intelligentadjective

    My girlfriend and I had an intelligent conversation.


  5. intelligentadjective

    The hunt for intelligent life.


English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. intelligent

    Clever, as used in England, especially implies an aptitude for study or learning, and for excellent tho not preeminent mental achievement. The early New England usage as implying simple and weak good nature has largely affected the use of the word throughout the United States, where it has never been much in favor. Smart, indicating dashing ability, is now coming to have a suggestion of unscrupulousness, similar to that of the word sharp, which makes its use a doubtful compliment. The discriminating use of such words as able, gifted, talented, etc., is greatly preferable to an excessive use of the word clever. Compare ACUMEN; ASTUTE; POWER.

    awkward, bungling, clumsy, dull, foolish, idiotic, ignorant, senseless, slow, stupid, thick-headed, witless

    able, adroit, apt, bright, capable, clever, dexterous, expert, gifted, happy, ingenious, intellectual, keen, knowing, quick, quick-witted, sharp, skilful, smart, talented

Princeton's WordNet

  1. intelligentadjective

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

    "is there intelligent life in the universe?"; "an intelligent question"

    naive, naif, unintelligent, unreasonable, irrational, brainless, stupid, headless

    thinking(a), healthy, sound, levelheaded, reasoning(a), level-headed, well-informed

  2. intelligent, well-informedadjective

    possessing sound knowledge

    "well-informed readers"

    brainless, unintelligent, naive, naif, irrational, headless, unreasonable, stupid

    sound, well-informed, thinking(a), healthy, reasoning(a), level-headed, levelheaded

  3. healthy, intelligent, levelheaded, level-headed, soundadjective

    exercising or showing good judgment

    "healthy 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"

    unreasonable, brainless, stupid, unintelligent, naive, irrational, headless, naif

    levelheaded, reasoning(a), good, salubrious, well-informed, sizable, sound, wakeless, well-grounded, sizeable, effectual, thinking(a), hefty, profound, healthy, heavy, reasoned, legal, respectable, goodly, goodish, level-headed, tidy, good for you(p)

  4. intelligent, reasoning(a), thinking(a)adjective

    endowed with the capacity to reason

    unreasonable, unintelligent, headless, brainless, stupid, naif, naive, irrational

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. intelligentadjective

    clever, discerning, astute, bright, knowing, apt, sensible

Editors Contribution

  1. unresourceful

    Submitted by davidb on October 6, 2019  

How to use intelligent in a sentence?

  1. Juan Martin del Potro:

    On clay he's a very powerful player, he plays a very intelligent game, it's going to be a tough match, like all of the matches on clay for me. I will just try to play a little bit better than today.

  2. Carlo Ratti:

    Over the past decade, digital technologies have begun to blanket our cities, forming the backbone of a large, intelligent infrastructure.

  3. Premier Notley:

    In order to deal with the issues we're going to take a thoughtful, considered, intelligent approach to moving forward, we're going to do it with a great deal of consultation ... but to suggest you never change anything ever, ever, ever going forward I don't think is particularly responsible.

  4. Charles Darwin:

    It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.

  5. Anuj Somany:

    Intelligent people believe in ignoring .......only rubbish things ,but not those thoughts that are worth for listening,understanding and implementing in own life.

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