intellectualism


in·tel·lec·tu·al·ism

noun \ˌin-tə-ˈlek-chə-wə-ˌli-zəm, -chə-ˌli-, -shwə-ˌli-, -chü(-ə)-ˌli-\

Definition of INTELLECTUALISM

:  devotion to the exercise of intellect or to intellectual pursuits
in·tel·lec·tu·al·ist \-list\ noun or adjective
in·tel·lec·tu·al·is·tic \-ˌlek-chə-wə-ˈlis-tik, -chə-ˈlis-, -shwə-ˈlis-, -chü(-ə)-ˈlis-\ adjective

First Known Use of INTELLECTUALISM

1800

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