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Synonyms for intellectual
ˌɪn tlˈɛk tʃu əl

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. intellectual, intellect(adj)

    a person who uses the mind creatively

    Synonyms:
    mind, understanding, reason, intellect

    Antonyms:
    lowbrow, mindless, physical, lowbrowed, philistine, anti-intellectual, uncultivated, nonintellectual

  2. intellectual, rational, noetic(adj)

    of or associated with or requiring the use of the mind

    "intellectual problems"; "the triumph of the rational over the animal side of man"

    Synonyms:
    cerebral, rational, noetic

    Antonyms:
    anti-intellectual, uncultivated, lowbrowed, mindless, physical, lowbrow, nonintellectual, philistine

  3. intellectual(adj)

    appealing to or using the intellect

    "satire 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"

    Synonyms:
    cerebral, rational, noetic

    Antonyms:
    philistine, physical, nonintellectual, uncultivated, lowbrowed, mindless, lowbrow, anti-intellectual

  4. cerebral, intellectual(adj)

    involving intelligence rather than emotions or instinct

    "a cerebral approach to the problem"; "cerebral drama"

    Synonyms:
    cerebral, rational, noetic

    Antonyms:
    anti-intellectual, physical, mindless, uncultivated, nonintellectual, lowbrowed, philistine, lowbrow

Wiktionary

  1. intellectual(noun)

    Antonyms:
    non-intellectual

  2. intellectual(noun)

    Belonging to, or performed by, the intellect; mental; as, intellectual powers, activities, etc.

    Antonyms:
    non-intellectual

  3. intellectual(adjective)

    Endowed with intellect; having the power of understanding; having capacity for the higher forms of knowledge or thought; characterized by intelligence or mental capacity; as, an intellectual person.

    Antonyms:
    non-intellectual

  4. intellectual(adjective)

    Antonyms:
    non-intellectual

  5. intellectual(adjective)

    Antonyms:
    non-intellectual

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. intellectual

    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.

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

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

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. intellectual

    Synonyms:
    mental, metaphysical, psychological, inventive, learned, cultured

    Antonyms:
    unintellectual, unmetaphysical, unlearned

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. intellectual(a.)

    Synonyms:
    mental, of the intellect, of the understanding

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "intellectual":

    intellectuelle, intelectual, knowledge, intellectuals, mental, spiritual, intelligentsia, cognitive, wisdom, thinker, knowledge-based

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How to use intellectual in a sentence?

  1. Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU:

    The immorality and amorality reign in the hearts of the 'leaders' of the world, political and religious; from Vatican to Canterbury, and on through their subdivisions, and through the 'Holy Tribunal of The Inquisition', DBA now as The United Nations Security Council. — Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU As long as governments and religious leaders function in accordance with the daily prescribed rules of ERIS and ARES, PLUTO will be working full time, enjoying the smell of the holocaust of children on the four corners of the Earth. — Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU Blissed are the eyes that can scan the soul of words within their breath of meaning, and reveal the colors of their images with hues of understanding. — Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU The mind of a Poet is a creative engine of beauty, wonders and grace to diffuse love, harmony; to learn and to teach; to instruct and defend art and the language; and to stimulate intuition and imagination. — Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU Poets have written the most important facts and events of our planet, and of the universe. They have been the fountain of knowledge for historians in all fields of the human culture; for philologists, linguisticians, and grammarians; — mothers, fathers and guardians — of the languages, throughout the history of Mankind. — Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU A Poet may express her/his natural emotions, the intergalactic wonders, or serve as an interpreter for what is possible to exist, could have existed or exists around her/his perception. — Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU Friends are linked by the most powerful energy of the nature of the Human Race; the energy that is the sister of Motherhood; the energy of Friendship. — Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU A free thinker is one that acts self directed, and learns through resourceful thoughts; that questions everything, and knows the words she/he conveys. — Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU Know the words that You use, — for once they are used — they will identify the true picture of one's intelligence. — Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU Words are the vehicle of Soul’s creation, and the voice of one’s heart. — Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU Inspiration is a tourist in the artistic land of hard work. — Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU What makes the history of a Poet is not the number of pages written, but the number of souls inspired by her or his work. — Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU A poem is a spice for everyone’s cerebral diet; a sublime companion, always present to ignite one’s intellectual dynamo; and to prod the heart to pump beauty.— Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU A poem is a precious jar of perfume that needs to be packed accordingly. — Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU Words can have beauty and meaning, but when they are poetized, they have the meaning of beauty. — Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU A Poet paints with words, and writes with mathematized forms of geometric metaphors. — Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU Any one can learn mathematics, music and letters, and earn a Ph.D. in Poetics, but only a Poet can learn all that, and write with syllables of love and art. — Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU In English, as in any other language, there are rules that one must follow. In Poetry one must follow the language’s rules, and feel free to improve any branch of the poetic art; one has license to create around, change forms, styles and concepts, but one can never forget that there is no 'poetic license' to ignore the language and its principles. — Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU Let mankind understand the order of the planet./It’s time for all to gather and sow seed of justice,/Before time disallows use of tools to build ships/To rescue human children from deluge of blood! http://allpoetry.com/poem/6415503 — Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU When we understand that we are the human race, there will be no places for Eris and Ares on this planet. — Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU

  2. Harry Reid:

    The outline he just gave has nothing to do with intellectual credibility. The agreement that was finalized last week dealt with one subject and one subject only. Whether or not Iran should have a nuclear weapon and the answer was resoundingly no.

  3. Alan Ellstrand:

    When they make acquisitions, they do it a great deal for the intellectual capital they can build around it.

  4. Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley:

    Nothing contributes so much to tranquilizing the mind as a steady purpose - a point on which the soul may fix its intellectual eye.

  5. Arnold Kamler:

    While we respect President Trump's decision to go after China and get them to change, and stop stealing intellectual properties, and to protect high-tech industries -- the bicycle industry is a very low-tech industry -- and we're the ones being targeted and having to pay the price.


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