1.Belonging to, or performed by, the intellect; mental; as, intellectual powers, activities, etc.
Logic is to teach us the right use of our reason or intellectual powers.
- I. Watts.
2.Endowed with intellect; having the power of understanding; having capacity for the higher forms of knowledge or thought; characterized by intelligence or mental capacity; as, an intellectual person.
3.Suitable for exercising the intellect; formed by, and existing for, the intellect alone; perceived by the intellect; as, intellectual employments.
4.Relating to the understanding; treating of the mind; as, intellectual philosophy, sometimes called "mental" philosophy.
n.1.The intellect or understanding; mental powers or faculties.
Her husband, for I view far round, not nigh,
Whose higher intellectual more I shun.
- Milton.
2.A learned person or one of high intelligence;
Noun1.intellectual - a person who uses the mind creatively
Synonyms: intellect
Adj.1.intellectual - of or relating to the intellect; "his intellectual career"
2.intellectual - of or associated with or requiring the use of the mind; "intellectual problems"; "the triumph of the rational over the animal side of man"
Synonyms: noetic, rational
3.intellectual - appealing to or using the intellect; "satire is an intellectual weapon"; "intellectual workers engaged in creative literary or artistic or scientific labor"; "has tremendous intellectual sympathy for oppressed people"; "coldly intellectual"; "sort of the intellectual type"; "intellectual literature"
nonintellectual - not intellectual
4.intellectual - involving intelligence rather than emotions or instinct; "a cerebral approach to the problem"; "cerebral drama"
Synonyms: cerebral
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