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Intellectual vs. Intelligent

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Intellectualadjective

Belonging to, or performed by, the intellect; mental or cognitive.

‘intellectual powers, activities, etc.’;

Intelligentadjective

Of high or especially quick cognitive capacity, bright.

Intellectualadjective

Endowed with intellect; having the power of understanding; having capacity for the higher forms of knowledge or thought; characterized by intelligence or mental capacity

‘an intellectual person’;

Intelligentadjective

Well thought-out, well considered.

‘The engineer had a very intelligent design proposal for the new car.’; ‘The general devised an intelligent strategy for the southern campaign.’;

Intellectualadjective

Suitable for exercising the intellect; formed by, and existing for, the intellect alone; perceived by the intellect

‘intellectual employments’;

Intelligentadjective

Characterized by thoughtful interaction.

‘My girlfriend and I had an intelligent conversation.’;

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Intellectualadjective

Relating to the understanding; treating of the mind.

‘intellectual philosophy, sometimes called "mental" philosophy’;

Intelligentadjective

Having the same level of brain power as mankind.

‘The hunt for intelligent life.’;

Intellectualadjective

Spiritual.

Intelligentadjective

Having an environment-sensing automatically-invoked built-in computer capability.

‘an intelligent network or keyboard’;

Intellectualnoun

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

Intelligentadjective

Endowed with the faculty of understanding or reason; as, man is an intelligent being.

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Intellectualnoun

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

Intelligentadjective

Possessed of a high level of intelligence, education, or judgment; knowing; sensible; skilled; exhibiting high intelligence; as, an intelligent young man; an intelligent architect; an intelligent answer.

Intellectualadjective

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.’;

Intelligentadjective

Cognizant; aware; communicative.

‘Intelligent of seasons.’; ‘Which are to France the spies and speculationsIntelligent of our state.’;

Intellectualadjective

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?’;

Intelligentadjective

having the capacity for thought and reason especially to a high degree;

‘is there intelligent life in the universe?’; ‘an intelligent question’;

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Intellectualadjective

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

Intelligentadjective

possessing sound knowledge;

‘well-informed readers’;

Intellectualadjective

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

Intelligentadjective

exercising or showing good judgment;

‘healthy scepticism’; ‘a healthy fear of rattlesnakes’; ‘the healthy attitude of French laws’; ‘healthy relations between labor and management’; ‘an intelligent solution’; ‘a sound approach to the problem’; ‘sound advice’; ‘no sound explanation for his decision’;

Intellectualnoun

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.’;

Intelligentadjective

endowed with the capacity to reason

Intellectualnoun

A learned person or one of high intelligence;

Intelligentadjective

having or showing intelligence, especially of a high level

‘an intelligent guess’; ‘Anna is intelligent and hard-working’;

Intellectualnoun

a person who uses the mind creatively

Intelligentadjective

(of a device or building) able to vary its state or action in response to varying situations and past experience.

Intellectualadjective

of or relating to the intellect;

‘his intellectual career’;

Intelligentadjective

(of a computer terminal) incorporating a microprocessor and having its own processing capability.

Intellectualadjective

of or associated with or requiring the use of the mind;

‘intellectual problems’; ‘the triumph of the rational over the animal side of man’;

Intellectualadjective

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’;

Intellectualadjective

involving intelligence rather than emotions or instinct;

‘a cerebral approach to the problem’; ‘cerebral drama’;

Intellectualadjective

relating to the intellect

‘children need intellectual stimulation’;

Intellectualadjective

appealing to or requiring use of the intellect

‘the film wasn't very intellectual, but it caught the mood of the times’;

Intellectualadjective

possessing a highly developed intellect

‘you are an intellectual girl, like your mother’;

Intellectualnoun

a person possessing a highly developed intellect

‘a prominent political thinker and intellectual’;

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.

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