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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  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. intelligent(a.)

    Synonyms:
    knowing, understanding, instructed, enlightened, skilful, skilled, clever, well-informed

  2. intelligent(a.)

    Synonyms:
    astute, acute, quick, bright, apt, shrewd, discerning, clear-sighted, keen-sighted, quick-sighted, sharp-sighted, sharp-witted, keen-eyed, long-headed, clear-headed

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. Yuri Milner:

    The hardware and the software used in the Breakthrough project will be compatible with other telescopes around the world, so they too can search for intelligent life.

  2. Keith Black:

    We have a number of patients like him, luckily that number is beginning to increase over time as we become more intelligent about the way that we treat these tumors.

  3. Daniel Webster:

    I apprehend no danger to our country from a foreign foe ... Our destruction, should it come at all, will be from another quarter. -- From the inattention of the people to the concerns of their government, from their carelessness and negligence, I must confess that I do apprehend some danger. I fear that they may place too implicit a confidence in their public servants, and fail properly to scrutinize their conduct; that in this way they may be made the dupes of designing men, and become the instruments of their own undoing. Make them intelligent, and they will be vigilant; give them the means of detecting the wrong, and they will apply the remedy.

  4. Andrew Cuomo:

    That is an intelligent division of labor - let each layer of government do what it does best.

  5. Johann von Goethe:

    The intelligent man finds almost everything ridiculous, the sensible man hardly anything.


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