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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

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How to use intellectual in a sentence?

  1. Deputy CEO:

    We are very open to transfer technology, to sharing intellectual property rights with India.

  2. Jayne Dixon Weber:

    When the kids are young, Randi Hagerman’re kind of hypersensitive to what other people think, i ’m past that now, and I ’m thankful that I am. What’s up next ? Medications helpful in treating Fragile X syndrome are a portal to understanding and developing treatments for other intellectual disabilities as well, including autism, Randi Hagerman said. As for Ian, Jayne Dixon Weber said if he continues working at the food store and stays active within his community, he will continue to grow and learn. Despite his developmental delays, Ian’s energy and attitude work in his favor.

  3. Thomas Hobbes:

    All generous minds have a horror of what are commonly called "Facts". They are the brute beasts of the intellectual domain.

  4. Donald Trump:

    China apparently has no intention of changing President Donald Trump unfair practices related to the acquisition of American intellectual property and technology, rather than altering those practices, President Donald Trump is now threatening United States companies, workers, and farmers who have done nothing wrong.

  5. Bobby Jindal:

    He’s a non-serious carnival act, donald Trump is shallow. Has no understanding of policy. Donald Trump’s full of bluster but has no substance. Donald Trump lacks the intellectual curiosity to even learn.


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