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Definition of intelectual

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1. intellectual [ a ] of or relating to the intellect
Examples: "his intellectual career"

Used in print:

(Schubert Ogden, Christ Without Myth....)

The statement is often made that when Bultmann argues in this way , he `` overestimates the intellectual stumbling-block which myth is supposed to put in the way of accepting the Christian faith '' .

(Chester G. Starr, The Origins of Greek Civili...)

The general intellectual outlook which had appeared in the eleventh century was now consolidated to a significant degree .

(J. H. Hexter, "Thomas More: On the Margins...)

Some who have written on Utopia have treated it as `` a learned diversion of a learned world '' , `` a phantasy with which More amused himself '' , `` a holiday work , a spontaneous overflow of intellectual high_spirits , a revel of debate , paradox , comedy and invention '' .

(James Thurber, "The Future, If Any, of Comedy,"...)

`` The political and intellectual Left began fighting humor and comedy years ago , because they fear things they do not understand and cannot manage , such_as satire and irony , such_as humor and comedy .

Synonyms intellectual Related Terms mind

2. intellectual [ a ] of or associated with or requiring the use of the mind
Examples: "intellectual problems" "the triumph of the rational over the animal side of man"

Synonyms intellectual rational noetic Related Terms mental

3. intellectual [ n ] a person who uses the mind creatively

Used in print:

(Max F. Millikan and Donald L. M. Blackmer,...)

The capacity of intellectuals and members of the new professional classes to contribute creatively to national development is likely to be destroyed by a constraining sense of inferiority toward both their own political class and their colleagues and professional counterparts in the West .

Synonyms intellectual intellect Related Terms person philosopher scholar theologian scientist genius skeptic subjectivist mind egghead theorist visionary mentor organizer pedant classifier philosophiser synthesist specifier synthesiser wonderer reasoner speculator highbrow bel_esprit aphorist introvert bibliophile decipherer exponent clever_clogs philosophizer optimist thinker brainworker alchemist anomalist

4. intellectual [ a ] of or associated with or requiring the use of the mind
Examples: "intellectual problems" "the triumph of the rational over the animal side of man"

Used in print:

(Harry Olesker, Impact....)

Conrad 's words had intellectual meaning for him only .

Synonyms intellectual rational Related Terms mental

5. intellectual [ a ] appealing to or using the intellect
Examples: "satire is an intellectual weapon" "has tremendous intellectual sympathy for oppressed people" "coldly intellectual" "sort of the intellectual type" "intellectual literature"

Used in print:

(David Boroff, "Jewish Teen-Age Culture"...)

However , a growing intellectual sophistication and the new certitudes imparted by courses in psychology and anthropology make the students increasingly critical of their somewhat provincial and overprotective parents .

Synonyms intellectual Related Terms nonintellectual good reflective highbrow sophisticated rational mental educated scholarly mind

6. intellectual [ a ] involving intelligence rather than emotions or instinct
Examples: "a cerebral approach to the problem" "cerebral drama"

Synonyms cerebral intellectual Related Terms emotional

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