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intelligence

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of intelligence

  1. 1 the ability to learn and understand or to deal with problems high scores on this test supposedly demonstrate great intelligence Synonyms brain(s), brainpower, gray matter, headpiece, intellect, intellectuality, mentality, reason, sense, smarts Related Words eggheadedness, highbrowism, intellectualism; braininess, brilliance; acumen, alertness, apprehension, astuteness, discernment, discriminability, insight, judgment (or judgement), perception, percipience, perspicacity; common sense, horse sense, mother wit; aptitude, talent; sagacity, sapience, wisdom, wit; head, mind, skull Near Antonyms denseness, density, doltishness, dopiness, dullness (also dulness), dumbness, fatuity, feeblemindedness, foolishness, half-wittedness, idiocy, imbecility, senselessness, simpleness, slowness, stupidity

  2. 2 a report of recent events or facts not previously known usually received the latest intelligence about how the war was going Synonyms advice(s), 411 [slang], gen [chiefly British], info, information, news, item, story, tidings, uncos [chiefly Scottish], wordRelated Words announcement, bulletin, communication, correspondence, dispatch, message, reportage; dope, lowdown, scoop, tidbit (also titbit), tip; gossip, rumor, tale, tattle; feedback; disinformation, propaganda

  3. 3 exceptional discernment and judgment especially in practical matters as head of the customer service department, he has handled complaints and disputes with unfailing intelligence and good humor Synonyms astuteness, caginess (also cageyness), canniness, clear-sightedness, foxiness, hardheadedness, acumen, keenness, knowingness, sharpness, shrewdness, witRelated Words discernment, insight, perception, perceptiveness, perceptivity, percipience, sagaciousness, sagacity, sageness, sapience, wisdom; artfulness, artifice, craft, craftiness, cunning, deviousness, guile, slickness, slyness, sneakiness, subtleness, subtlety, wiliness; brain(s), gray matter, intellect, reason, senseNear Antonyms artlessness, greenness, guilelessness, ingenuousness, innocence, naiveness, naïveté (also naivete or naiveté), simplemindedness, simpleness, simplicity, unsophistication, unworldliness; brainlessness, density, doltishness, dopiness, dumbness, fatuity, foolishness, half-wittedness, mindlessness, oafishness, obtuseness, senselessness, slowness, stupidity, stupidness, vacuity, witlessness



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