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Intellectual vs. Intellect — What's the Difference?

Intellectual vs. Intellect — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Intellectual and Intellect

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Intellectual

An intellectual is a person who engages in critical thinking, research, and reflection to advance discussions of academic subjects. This often involves publishing work for consumption by the general public that adds depth to issues that affect society.
Mar 21, 2023

Intellect

In the study of the human mind, intellect refers to and identifies the ability of the mind to reach correct conclusions about what is true and what is false, and about how to solve problems. The term intellect derives from the Ancient Greek philosophy term nous, which translates to the Latin intellectus (from intelligere, “to understand”) and into the French and English languages as intelligence.
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Intellectual

Relating to the intellect
Children need intellectual stimulation
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Intellect

The ability to learn and reason; the capacity for knowledge and understanding
"Opinion is ultimately determined by the feelings, and not by the intellect" (Herbert Spencer).
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Intellectual

A person possessing a highly developed intellect
A prominent political thinker and intellectual
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Intellect

A person's individual ability to think and reason
"[His] humanitarianism could never overcome the rigidities of his intellect or the shortcomings of his temperament" (Michael B. Stoff).
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Intellectual

Of or relating to the intellect.
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Intellect

A person of great intellectual ability
"Gifted as both an athlete and an intellect, [he] received help from teachers who recognized his talents" (Anita Silvey).
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Intellectual

Rational rather than emotional
An intellectual decision.
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Intellect

(uncountable) The faculty of thinking, judging, abstract reasoning, and conceptual understanding; the cognitive faculty.
Intellect is one of man's greatest powers.
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Intellectual

Appealing to or engaging the intellect
An intellectual book.
An intellectual problem.
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Intellect

(uncountable) The capacity of that faculty (in a particular person).
They were chosen because of their outstanding intellect.
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Intellectual

Having or showing intellect, especially to a high degree.
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Intellect

A person who has that faculty to a great degree.
Some of the world's leading intellects were meeting there.
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Intellectual

Given to activities or pursuits that require exercise of the intellect.
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Intellect

The part or faculty of the human mind by which it knows, as distinguished from the power to feel and to will; the power to judge and comprehend; the thinking faculty; the understanding.
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Intellectual

An intellectual person.
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Intellect

The capacity for higher forms of knowledge, as distinguished from the power to perceive objects in their relations; mental capacity.
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Intellectual

Pertaining to, or performed by, the intellect; mental or cognitive.
Intellectual powers, activities, etc.
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Intellect

A particular mind, especially a person of high intelligence; as, he was a great intellect.
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Intellectual

Endowed with intellect; having a keen sense of understanding; having the capacity for higher forms of knowledge or thought; characterized by intelligence or cleverness
An intellectual person
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Intellect

Knowledge and intellectual ability;
He reads to improve his mind
He has a keen intellect
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Intellectual

Suitable for exercising one's intellect; perceived by the intellect
Intellectual employments
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Intellect

The capacity for rational thought or inference or discrimination;
We are told that man is endowed with reason and capable of distinguishing good from evil
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Intellectual

Relating to the understanding; treating of the mind.
Intellectual philosophy, sometimes called "mental" philosophy
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Intellect

A person who uses the mind creatively
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Intellectual

Spiritual.
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Intellectual

An intelligent, learned person, especially one who discourses about learned matters.
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Intellectual

(archaic) The intellect or understanding; mental powers or faculties.
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Intellectual

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.
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Intellectual

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.
Who would lose,Though full of pain, this intellectual being,Those thoughts that wander through eternity?
Mar 21, 2023

Intellectual

Suitable for exercising the intellect; formed by, and existing for, the intellect alone; perceived by the intellect; as, intellectual employments.
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Intellectual

Relating to the understanding; treating of the mind; as, intellectual philosophy, sometimes called "mental" philosophy.
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Intellectual

The intellect or understanding; mental powers or faculties.
Her husband, for I view far round, not nigh,Whose higher intellectual more I shun.
I kept her intellectuals in a state of exercise.
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Intellectual

A learned person or one of high intelligence;
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Intellectual

A person who uses the mind creatively
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Intellectual

Of or relating to the intellect;
His intellectual career
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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
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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
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Intellectual

Involving intelligence rather than emotions or instinct;
A cerebral approach to the problem
Cerebral drama
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