hyperintellectual

adjective
hy·​per·​in·​tel·​lec·​tu·​al | \ ˌhī-pər-ˌin-tə-ˈlek-chə-wəl How to pronounce hyperintellectual (audio) , -chəl, -shwəl, -chü(-ə)l\
variants: or hyper-intellectual

Definition of hyperintellectual

: extremely or excessively intellectual Lest you think that I'm some kind of hyperintellectual anti-television snob, let me assure you that I'm quite the TV addict.— Mark Leyner

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1874, in the meaning defined above

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