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Definitions of intelligent

  1. INTELLIGENTLY. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  2. exercising or showing good judgment; "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 reasonable explanation for his decision" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  3. Endowed with the faculty of understanding or reason; as, man is an intelligent being. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. Possessed of intelligence, education, or judgment; knowing; sensible; skilled; marked by intelligence; as, an intelligent young man; an intelligent architect; an intelligent answer. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. Possessing power of mind or understanding; showing knowledge; clever. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  6. Having intellect: endowed with the faculty of reason: well-informed. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  7. Having reason; marked by understanding. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  8. Marked by intelligence; discerning; rational; sensible. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  9. Endowed with understanding or reason; endowed with superior intelligence; well informed; skilled. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  10. Well informed; skilful; intellectual. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for intelligent

  1. She becomes too strongminded, too intelligent – The George Sand-Gustave Flaubert Letters by George Sand, Gustave Flaubert Translated by A.L. McKensie
  2. Everybody told me how pretty you were, and how charming, and how intelligent it was of me to be a friend of yours. – The Wishing-Ring Man by Margaret Widdemer