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Definition 1: having the capacity for thought and reason especially to a high degree - [adjective denoting all]

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

  • is there intelligent life in the universe?
  • an intelligent question

(intelligent is similar to ...) being talented through inherited qualities

"a natural leader" "a born musician" "an innate talent"

(intelligent is similar to ...) having keenness and forcefulness and penetration in thought, expression, or intellect

"searching insights" "trenchant criticism"

(intelligent is similar to ...) mentally quick

"an agile mind" "nimble wits"

(intelligent is similar to ...) mentally quick and resourceful

"an apt pupil" "you are a clever man...you reason well and your wit is bold"

(intelligent is similar to ...) having or marked by unusual and impressive intelligence

"our project needs brainy women" "a brilliant mind" "a brilliant solution to the problem"

(intelligent is similar to ...) characterized by quickness and ease in learning

"some children are brighter in one subject than another" "smart children talk earlier than the average"

(intelligent is similar to ...) brilliantly clever

"scintillating wit" "a play full of scintillating dialogue"

(intelligent is similar to ...) apprehending and responding with speed and sensitivity

"a quick mind" "a ready wit"

(intelligent is similar to ...) having a keen intellect

"poets--those gifted strangely prehensile men"

(means also ...) characterized by or characteristic of exceptionally early development or maturity (especially in mental aptitude)

"a precocious child" "a precocious achievement"

(means also ...) showing mental alertness and calculation and resourcefulness

(... are attributes of intelligent) the ability to comprehend; to understand and profit from experience

Definition 2: endowed with the capacity to reason - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Synonyms for intelligent in the sense of this definition

(intelligent is similar to ...) consistent with or based on or using reason

"rational behavior" "a process of rational inference" "rational thought"

Definition 3: exercising or showing good judgment - [adjective satellite denoting all]

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

  • 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 for intelligent in the sense of this definition

(intelligent is similar to ...) showing reason or sound judgment

"a sensible choice" "a sensible person"

Definition 4: possessing sound knowledge - [adjective satellite denoting all]

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

  • well-informed readers

Synonyms for intelligent in the sense of this definition

(intelligent is similar to ...) having or appealing to those having worldly knowledge and refinement and savoir-faire

"sophisticated young socialites" "a sophisticated audience" "a sophisticated lifestyle" "a sophisticated book"

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