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Definition 1: a person who uses the mind creatively - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for intellectual in the sense of this definition

(intellectual is a kind of ...) a human being

"there was too much for one person to do"

(... is a kind of intellectual ) a learned person (especially in the humanities); someone who by long study has gained mastery in one or more disciplines

(... is a kind of intellectual ) someone who habitually doubts accepted beliefs

(... is a kind of intellectual ) someone who draws up specifications giving details (as for obtaining a patent)

(... is a kind of intellectual ) a person who subscribes to subjectivism

(... is a kind of intellectual ) an intellectual who synthesizes or uses synthetic methods

(... is a kind of intellectual ) someone who theorizes (especially in science or art)

(... is a kind of intellectual ) an important intellectual

"the great minds of the 17th century"

(... is a kind of intellectual ) someone who exercises the mind (usually in an effort to reach a decision)

(... is a kind of intellectual ) a person with unusual powers of foresight

(... is a kind of intellectual ) a wise and trusted guide and advisor

(... is a kind of intellectual ) a person of intellectual or erudite tastes

(... is a kind of intellectual ) someone who has exceptional intellectual ability and originality

"Mozart was a child genius" "he's smart but he's no Einstein"

(... is a kind of intellectual ) someone who has a special interest in exceptional cases

(... is a kind of intellectual ) someone who expounds and interprets or explains

(... is a kind of intellectual ) one 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

(... is a kind of intellectual ) someone who formulates aphorisms or who repeats aphorisms

(... is a kind of intellectual ) a witty or clever person with a fine mind

(... is a kind of intellectual ) an intellectual who is ostentatiously and irritatingly knowledgeable

(... is a kind of intellectual ) the kind of intellectual who converts messages from a code to plain text

(... is a kind of intellectual ) an intellectual; a very studious and academic person

"in spite of her love of reading she denied being an egghead"

(... is a kind of intellectual ) a person who explains

(... is a kind of intellectual ) someone who is curious about something

Definition 2: appealing to or using the intellect - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where intellectual or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

(intellectual is similar to ...) highly cultured or educated

"highbrow events such as the ballet or opera" "a highbrowed literary critic"

(intellectual is similar to ...) having its source in or being guided by the intellect (as distinguished from experience or emotion)

"a rational analysis"

(intellectual is similar to ...) devoted to matters of the mind

"the reflective type"

(intellectual is similar to ...) appealing to the mind

"good music" "a serious book"

(intellectual is similar to ...) intellectually appealing

"a sophisticated drama"

(means also ...) possessing an education (especially having more than average knowledge)

(means also ...) involving the mind or an intellectual process

"mental images of happy times" "mental calculations" "in a terrible mental state" "mental suffering" "free from mental defects"

(means also ...) characteristic of scholars or scholarship

"scholarly pursuits" "a scholarly treatise" "a scholarly attitude"

(... are attributes of intellectual) knowledge and intellectual ability

"he reads to improve his mind" "he has a keen intellect"

Definition 3: involving intelligence rather than emotions or instinct - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where intellectual or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a cerebral approach to the problem
  • cerebral drama

Synonyms for intellectual in the sense of this definition

Definition 4: of or associated with or requiring the use of the mind - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where intellectual or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • intellectual problems
  • the triumph of the rational over the animal side of man

Synonyms for intellectual in the sense of this definition

(intellectual is similar to ...) involving the mind or an intellectual process

"mental images of happy times" "mental calculations" "in a terrible mental state" "mental suffering" "free from mental defects"

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