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Definitions of intellectual

  1. involving intelligence rather than emotions or instinct; "a cerebral approach to the problem"; "cerebral drama" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. a person who uses the mind creatively Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. appealing to or using the intellect; "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" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  4. of or associated with or requiring the use of the mind; "intellectual problems"; "the triumph of the rational over the animal side of man" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. Belonging to, or performed by, the intellect; mental; as, intellectual powers, activities, etc. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. Endowed with intellect; having the power of understanding; having capacity for the higher forms of knowledge or thought; characterized by intelligence or mental capacity; as, an intellectual person. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. Suitable for exercising the intellect; formed by, and existing for, the intellect alone; perceived by the intellect; as, intellectual employments. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. The intellect or understanding; mental powers or faculties. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. Relating to the understanding; treating of the mind; as, intellectual philosophy, sometimes called mental philosophy. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. Pertaining to, or understood by, the mind; mental; endowed or gifted with the power of understanding; exercising the mind. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  11. Intellectually. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  12. Of or relating to the intellect or mind: perceived or performed by the intellect: having the power of understanding. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  13. Pertaining to, or gifted with, intellect. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  14. Pertaining to or marked by intellect; mental; highly intelligent. Intellective. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  15. Intellectuality. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  16. Possessing intellect; relating to the intellect; performed by the intellect; appreciated by the intellect; existing in the intellect; ideal. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  17. Pert. to the intellect or mind; mental; having the power of understanding. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  18. Of, appealing to, requiring the exercise of, intellect; (person) possessing a good understanding, enlightened person, esp. the ii. (of a country &c.). Hence or cogn. intellectuality, intellectualization, nn., intellectualize (3) v.t. & i., intellectually adv. [Latin] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  19. Relating to the understanding, belonging to the mind, transacted by the understanding; perceived by the intellect, not the senses; having the power of understanding. Complete Dictionary
  20. Intellect, understanding, mental powers or faculties. Complete Dictionary
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