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intellectual

adjective

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(Entry 1 of 2)

1 much given to learning and thinking
  • as the daughter of college professors, she's used to being around intellectual people

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2 of or relating to the mind
  • intellectual pursuits such as reading and studying

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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

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intellectual

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Synonyms & Antonyms of intellectual (Entry 2 of 2)

a person with strong intellectual interests
  • discovered that in politics a reputation for being an intellectual was regarded as a liability

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“Intellectual.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/intellectual. Accessed 14 Aug. 2020.

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