superintellectual

adjective

su·​per·​in·​tel·​lec·​tu·​al ˌsü-pər-ˌin-tə-ˈlek-chə-wəl How to pronounce superintellectual (audio)
-chəl,
-shwəl,
-chü(-ə)l
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
superintellectual noun
plural superintellectuals
… presents himself … as a superintellectual and visionary acutely perceptive of world affairs … Virginia Whatley Smith

Word History

First Known Use

1623, in the meaning defined at sense 2

Time Traveler
The first known use of superintellectual was in 1623

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Cite this Entry

“Superintellectual.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/superintellectual. Accessed 7 Dec. 2022.

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