HyperDic: intellectual

English > 4 senses of the word intellectual:
ADJECTIVEallintellectual, rational, noeticof or associated with or requiring the use of the mind
allintellectualappealing to or using the intellect
allintellectual, cerebralinvolving intelligence rather than emotions or instinct
NOUNperson intellectual, intellecta person who uses the mind creatively
intellectual > pronunciation
Soundsih.nahleh'kchuwahl; ih.ntahleh'kchuwahl
Rhymesabdominal ... zoological: 2115 rhymes with ahl...
English > intellectual: 4 senses > adjective 1
MeaningOf or associated with or requiring the use of the mind.
Example"intellectual problems"
Synonymsrational, noetic
BroadermentalInvolving the mind or an intellectual process
Spanishintelectual, mental, noético, racional
Catalanintel·lectual, mental, racional
English > intellectual: 4 senses > adjective 2
Meaningappealing to or using the intellect.
Examples
  • "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"
Attribute ofmind, intellectknowledge and intellectual ability
Narrowergood, seriousappealing to the mind
highbrow, highbrowedHighly cultured or educated
rationalHaving its source in or being guided by the intellect (as distinguished from experience or emotion)
reflectivedevoted to matters of the mind
sophisticatedintellectually appealing / appealing
See alsoeducatedpossessing an education (especially having more than average knowledge)
mentalInvolving the mind or an intellectual process
scholarlycharacteristic of scholars or scholarship
Oppositenonintellectualnot intellectual
Spanishintelectual
Catalanintel·lectual
Adverbsintellectuallyin an intellectual manner
English > intellectual: 4 senses > adjective 3
MeaningInvolving intelligence rather than emotions or instinct.
Synonymcerebral
OppositeemotionalDetermined or actuated by emotion rather than reason
Spanishcerebral, intelectual
Catalancerebral, intelectual
Nounsintellectknowledge and intellectual ability
English > intellectual: 4 senses > noun 1, person
MeaningA person who uses the mind creatively.
Synonymintellect
NarroweralchemistOne who was versed in the practice of alchemy and who sought an elixir of life and a panacea and an alkahest and the philosopher's stone
anomalistsomeone who has a special interest in exceptional cases
aphoristsomeone who formulates aphorisms or who repeats aphorisms
bel espritA witty or clever person with a fine mind / mind
clever Dick, clever clogsAn intellectual who is ostentatiously and irritatingly knowledgeable
decoder, deciphererThe kind of intellectual who converts messages from a code to plain text
eggheadAn intellectual
exponentsomeone who expounds / expounds and interprets or explains
expositor, expounderA person who explains
genius, mastermind, brain, brainiac, Einsteinsomeone who has exceptional intellectual ability and originality
highbrowA person of intellectual or erudite tastes
mentor, wise manA wise / wise and trusted guide and advisor
scholar, scholarly person, bookman, studentA learned person (especially in the humanities)
skeptic, sceptic, doubtersomeone who habitually doubts accepted beliefs
specifiersomeone who draws up specifications giving details (as for obtaining a patent / patent)
subjectivistA person who subscribes to subjectivism
synthesist, synthesizer, synthesiserAn intellectual who synthesizes or uses synthetic methods
theorist, theoretician, theorizer, theoriser, idealoguesomeone who theorizes / theorizes (especially in science or art)
thinker, creative thinker, mindAn important intellectual
thinkersomeone who exercises the mind / mind (usually in an effort to reach a decision)
visionary, illusionist, seerA person with unusual powers of foresight
wonderersomeone who is curious about something
Broaderperson, individual, someone, somebody, mortal, soulA human being
Spanishintelectual
Catalanintel·lectual

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