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intellectual

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of intellectual

  1. 1 much given to learning and thinking <as the daughter of college professors, she's used to being around intellectual people> Synonyms blue, cerebral, eggheaded, geeky, highbrow, highbrowed, intellectualist, intellectualistic, long-haired (or longhair), nerdish, nerdy Related Words cultivated, cultured; middlebrow; erudite, learned, literate, polyhistoric, polymath (or polymathic), scholarly, well-read; academic (also academical), bookish, professorial; didactic, high-toned, hyperintellectual, pedantic; high-hat, snobbish, snobby, snooty; educated, schooled; brainy, bright, brilliant, clever, intelligent, quick-witted, smart Near Antonyms uncultivated, uncultured; ignorant, illiterate, uneducated, unlettered, unread; dumb, foolish, idiotic (also idiotical), moronic, slow, stupid, unintelligent; benighted, unenlightened Antonyms anti-intellectual, lowbrow, nonintellectual, philistine

  2. 2 of or relating to the mind <intellectual pursuits such as reading and studying> Synonyms cerebral, inner, mental, interior, internal, psychological (also psychologic)Related Words cognitive, conscious, epistemic, knowing; noetic; psychic (also psychical), telepathic; alert, brainy, bright, brilliant, clever, intelligent, quick-witted, rational, reasoning, sharp, sharp-witted, smart, thinkingNear Antonyms bodily, carnal, corporal, corporeal, fleshly, physical, somatic; unconscious; brainless, dense, doltish, dopey (also dopy), fatuous, half-witted, mindless, obtuse, simple, slow-witted, stupid, thick, thickheaded, unintelligent, weak-minded, witlessAntonyms nonmental

  3. 3 of or relating to schooling or learning especially at an advanced level <research that shows that people from very intellectual backgrounds are happiest with spouses having comparable educations> Synonyms educational, academic, scholarly, scholasticRelated Words bookish, donnish, geeky, nerdish, nerdy, pedagogical (also pedagogic), pedantic, professorial, tweedy; curricular; educative, instructive; collegiate, graduate, postgraduateNear Antonyms cocurricular, extracurricular; noncollegiateAntonyms nonacademic, noneducational, unacademic, unscholarly




intellectual

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of intellectual

  1. a person with strong intellectual interests <discovered that in politics a reputation for being an intellectual was regarded as a liability> Synonyms double-dome, egghead, geek, highbrow, intellectualist, longhair, nerd Related Words blue, bluestocking; Brahmin, mandarin, sage; intellectualizer, pseud [British]; brain, genius, intellect, thinker, whiz, wizard Near Antonyms blockhead, dolt, dope, dumbbell, dummy, dunce, fathead, half-wit, imbecile, moron, nitwit, pinhead, simpleton Antonyms anti-intellectual, lowbrow, philistine





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