su·​per·​in·​tel·​lec·​tu·​al | \ ˌsü-pər-ˌin-tə-ˈlek-chə-wəl How to pronounce superintellectual (audio) , -chəl, -shwəl, -chü(-ə)l \

Definition of superintellectual

1 : extremely intellectual … efforts to change the school's image from superintellectual to smart but fun.— Jacob Weisberg Simon was the superintellectual type whose immense stores of esoteric knowledge baffled Henry.— Carrie Alexander
2 : existing beyond or transcending intellect Religion is a superintellectual certainty of the presence of God in the affairs of man, in the affairs of His Universe.— Jacob H. Kaplan

Other Words from superintellectual

superintellectual noun, plural superintellectuals
… presents himself … as a superintellectual and visionary acutely perceptive of world affairs … — Virginia Whatley Smith

First Known Use of superintellectual

1623, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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“Superintellectual.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Aug. 2020.

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