Definition of INTELLIGENT

having or showing quickness of mind <proud parents typically insist that their child is intelligent way beyond his or her years> <his intelligent response to the emergency averted a disaster>
having the ability to reason <there is some debate over whether dolphins are intelligent animals>
having or showing good judgment and restraint especially in conduct or speech <the only intelligent response to such a tasteless joke is to quickly change the subject>
Synonyms intelligent, judgmatic (or judgmatical), judicious, prudent

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