She impressed us with her superior intelligence.
a person of average intelligence
gathering intelligence about a neighboring country's activities
Recent Examples on the WebTap into your political intelligence skills to learn what is and isn’t important to your manager.—Kathleen Shanley, Forbes, 28 Nov. 2023 Federal investigators are working to understand the precise nature of Hana’s relationship with Egyptian government officials, including intelligence officers, and how far back those relationships may go.—Marina Dias, Washington Post, 27 Nov. 2023 Plenty of other people are interested in finding such things — not just legitimate actors like journalists and prosecutors, but also dangerous ones, like blackmailers and foreign intelligence organizations.—Jesse Gilbert, Rolling Stone, 27 Nov. 2023 Oversight officials on the congressional intelligence committees did not respond on Monday to inquiries from WIRED.—Dell Cameron, WIRED, 27 Nov. 2023 Just to push you a little bit, should there be – does there need to be more transparency about the intelligence that Israel has, about the intelligence frankly that the United States has about Hamas?
REP.—Nbc Universal, NBC News, 26 Nov. 2023 Hamas’s October 7 attack shattered Israel’s sense of security and humiliated its intelligence and security apparatus.—Joost R. Hiltermann, Foreign Affairs, 22 Nov. 2023 Hours before Israel's raid, the United States said its own intelligence indicated militants have used Shifa and other hospitals -- and tunnels beneath them -- to support military operations and hold hostages.—Najib Jobain, arkansasonline.com, 16 Nov. 2023 The disclosure, which appears to have been unintentional, provides a tiny glimpse into the highly secretive world of signals intelligence and how communications may be intercepted.—Matt Burgess, WIRED, 16 Nov. 2023 See More
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Middle English, from Middle French, from Latin intelligentia, from intelligent-, intelligens intelligent