un·​in·​tel·​lec·​tu·​al ˌən-ˌin-tə-ˈlek-chə-wəl How to pronounce unintellectual (audio)
: not intellectual
unintellectual interests
an unintellectual person

Examples of unintellectual in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In the novel, Julia is a highly sexualized, unintellectual figure who simply hates the control of the state, but the Sichuan University students turned her into a secret Party agent. Peter Hessler, The New Yorker, 9 May 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1821, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of unintellectual was circa 1821

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“Unintellectual.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unintellectual. Accessed 3 Dec. 2023.

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