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
: 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

Examples of hyperintellectual in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Throughout, her sensitivity and emotional presence soften the hyperintellectual, almost academic quality of her writing. Tiana Reid, Vulture, 31 Aug. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1874, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of hyperintellectual was in 1874

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“Hyperintellectual.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hyperintellectual. Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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