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adj. of or pertaining to the mind or intellect, mental, rational; highly intelligent, brilliant; devoted to mental or intellectual pursuits, academic
n. highly intelligent person; person engaged in intellectual pursuits, academic
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An intellectual is a person who primarily uses intelligence in either a professional or an individual capacity. As a substantive or adjective, it refers to the work product of such persons, to the so-called "life of the mind" generally, or to an aspect of something where learning, erudition, and informed and critical thinking are the focus, as in "the intellectual level of the discourse on the matter was not high".
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1. a person who uses the mind creatively
(hypernym) person, individual, someone, somebody, mortal, human, soul
1. of or relating to the intellect; "his intellectual career"
(pertainym) mind, intellect
2. of or associated with or requiring the use of the mind; "intellectual problems"; "the triumph of the rational over the animal side of man"
(synonym) rational, noetic
3. 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"
(similar) highbrow, highbrowed
(attribute) mind, intellect
4. involving intelligence rather than emotions or instinct; "a cerebral approach to the problem"; "cerebral drama"
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příd.jm. rozumový; intelektuální
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Przym. umysłowy; intelektualny
Rzecz. intelektualista, intelektualistka; inteligent, inteligentka
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