intellectual definition

  • adjective:
    • Of or concerning the intellect.
    • Rational rather than emotional.
    • attractive to or engaging the intellect: an intellectual book; an intellectual issue.
    • Having or showing intellect, particularly to a top degree. See Synonyms at intelligent.
    • directed at activities or pursuits that need exercise of the intellect.
    • Belonging to, or done by, the intellect; mental; since, intellectual powers, tasks, etc.
    • Endowed with intellect; getting the power of understanding; having convenience of the higher kinds of understanding or thought; characterized by intelligence or mental capacity; as, an intellectual individual.
    • Suitable for exercising the intellect; created by, and existing for, the intellect alone; sensed by the intellect; as, intellectual employments.
    • Relating to the understanding; dealing with for the mind; because, intellectual viewpoint, often called "mental" philosophy.
    • Belonging to, or carried out by, the intellect; mental
    • Endowed with intellect; obtaining the energy of comprehension; having capacity for the larger types of understanding or thought; described as intelligence or emotional capability.
    • ideal for exercising the intellect; created by, and existing for, the intellect alone; understood because of the intellect.
    • concerning the understanding; managing of head.
    • attractive to or using the intellect
    • of or associated with or calling for the utilization of the mind
    • concerning intelligence versus emotions or instinct
  • noun:
    • An intellectual individual.
    • a sensible, learned person, specially one that discourses about learned issues.
    • The intellect or comprehension; mental capabilities or traits.
    • The intellect or comprehension; emotional powers or faculties.
    • A learned person or among high cleverness
    • The intellect or understanding; mental capabilities or traits: frequently in plural.
    • somebody who uses your head artistically
  • others:
    • Of, with respect to, or associated with the nature of intellect or understanding; of the head; done because of the understanding; appealing to or engaging the intellect or even the higher capabilities of man; psychological: because, intellectual capabilities or operations; intellectual amusements.
    • Perceived because of the intellect; current within the understanding; perfect.
    • Having intellect, or the energy of comprehension; characterized by intellect, or even the convenience of the higher forms of knowledge: because, an intellectual being.

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