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Synonyms for intelligent
ɪnˈtɛl ɪ dʒənt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. intelligent(adj)

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

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

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

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

  2. intelligent, well-informed(adj)

    possessing sound knowledge

    "well-informed readers"

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

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

  3. healthy, intelligent, levelheaded, level-headed, sound(adj)

    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"

    Synonyms:
    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)

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

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

    endowed with the capacity to reason

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

Wiktionary

  1. intelligent(adjective)

    Antonyms:
    stupid

  2. intelligent(adjective)

    Antonyms:
    stupid

  3. intelligent(adjective)

    Antonyms:
    stupid

  4. intelligent(adjective)

    My girlfriend and I had an intelligent conversation.

    Antonyms:
    stupid

  5. intelligent(adjective)

    The hunt for intelligent life.

    Antonyms:
    stupid

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.

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

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

Editors Contribution

  1. perceptive

    Submitted by davidb on October 6, 2019  

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. intelligent(a)

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

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How to use intelligent in a sentence?

  1. Charles Darwin:

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

  2. David Lynch:

    No one is able to counter this guy in an intelligent way, our so-called leaders can't take the country forward, can't get anything done. Like children, they are. President Donald Trump has shown all this.

  3. Rich Roberts:

    The comments that were made at the convention last night speak for themselves and I think any intelligent person is going to recognize them for what they are.

  4. Debasish Mridha, M.D.:

    To be intelligent, be complex; to be wise, be simple.

  5. Julie Cochrane:

    What a crazy world we live in Trying to treat addiction as a legal problem, and trying to treat criminal misbehaviors using guns as a medical problem Beam me up, Scotty. Ain't no intelligent life down here.

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