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intellectual

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of intellectual

  1. 1 much given to learning and thinking as the daughter of college professors, she's used to being around intellectual people Synonyms of intellectual blue, cerebral, eggheaded, geeky, highbrow, highbrowed, intellectualist, intellectualistic, long-haired (or longhair), nerdish, nerdy Words Related to intellectual cultivated, cultured; middlebrow; erudite, learned, literate, polyhistoric, polymath (or polymathic), scholarly, well-read; academic (also academical), bookish, professorial; didactic, high-toned, hyperintellectual, pedantic; high-hat, snobbish, snobby, snooty; educated, schooled; brainy, bright, brilliant, clever, intelligent, quick-witted, smart Near Antonyms of intellectual uncultivated, uncultured; ignorant, illiterate, uneducated, unlettered, unread; dumb, foolish, idiotic (also idiotical), moronic, slow, stupid, unintelligent; benighted, unenlightened Antonyms of intellectual anti-intellectual, lowbrow, nonintellectual, philistine

  2. 2 of or relating to the mind intellectual pursuits such as reading and studying Synonyms of intellectual cerebral, inner, mental, interior, internal, psychological (also psychologic)Words Related to intellectual cognitive, conscious, epistemic, knowing; noetic; psychic (also psychical), telepathic; alert, brainy, bright, brilliant, clever, intelligent, quick-witted, rational, reasoning, sharp, sharp-witted, smart, thinkingNear Antonyms of intellectual bodily, carnal, corporal, corporeal, fleshly, physical, somatic; unconscious; brainless, dense, doltish, dopey (also dopy), fatuous, half-witted, mindless, obtuse, simple, slow-witted, stupid, thick, thickheaded, unintelligent, weak-minded, witlessAntonyms of intellectual nonmental

  3. 3 of or relating to schooling or learning especially at an advanced level research that shows that people from very intellectual backgrounds are happiest with spouses having comparable educations Synonyms of intellectual educational, academic, scholarly, scholasticWords Related to intellectual bookish, donnish, geeky, nerdish, nerdy, pedagogical (also pedagogic), pedantic, professorial, tweedy; curricular; educative, instructive; collegiate, graduate, postgraduateNear Antonyms of intellectual cocurricular, extracurricular; noncollegiateAntonyms of intellectual nonacademic, noneducational, unacademic, unscholarly


intellectual

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of intellectual

  1. a person with strong intellectual interests discovered that in politics a reputation for being an intellectual was regarded as a liability Synonyms of intellectual double-dome, egghead, geek, highbrow, intellectualist, longhair, nerd Words Related to intellectual blue, bluestocking; Brahmin, mandarin, sage; intellectualizer, pseud [British]; brain, genius, intellect, thinker, whiz, wizard Near Antonyms of intellectual blockhead, dolt, dope, dumbbell, dummy, dunce, fathead, half-wit, imbecile, moron, nitwit, pinhead, simpleton Antonyms of intellectual anti-intellectual, lowbrow, philistine



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