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nonintellectual

adjective non·in·tel·lec·tu·al \ ˌnän-ˌin-tə-ˈlek-chə-wəl , -chəl , -shwəl , -chü(-ə)l \

Definition of nonintellectual

: not intellectual
  • a nonintellectual person
  • … his recreations tend to be nonintellectual: watching movies, television, or baseball …
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nonintellectual

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Definition of nonintellectual

: a person who is not intellectual
  • Intellectuals think of themselves as being smart and interesting people, but nonintellectuals think of them as arrogant, boring, impractical, or coldly analytical.
  • —Steven Reiss

First Known Use of nonintellectual

1908

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