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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 of intelligence brain(s), brainpower, gray matter, headpiece, intellect, intellectuality, mentality, reason, sense, smarts Words Related to intelligence 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 of intelligence 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 of intelligence advice(s), 411 [slang], gen [chiefly British], info, information, news, item, story, tidings, uncos [chiefly Scottish], wordWords Related to intelligence 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 of intelligence astuteness, caginess (also cageyness), canniness, clear-sightedness, foxiness, hardheadedness, acumen, keenness, knowingness, sharpness, shrewdness, witWords Related to intelligence 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 of intelligence 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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