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intellectual

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2 meanings
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1  —as in:
intellectual stimulation
Definition related to intelligence — such as requiring, appealing to, or possessing intelligence
  • The job pays my expenses, but it doesn't offer much intellectual stimulation.
intellectual = relating to the use of intelligence
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • There aren't many people who are her intellectual equal.
  • intellectual = possessing intelligence
  • When Clarence Thomas read Thomas Sowell, he found an intellectual foundation for his philosophy.
  • intellectual = intelligent
  • She is more instinctual than intellectual.
  • intellectual = inclined to use education and logical analysis
  • In Mein Kampf Hitler announced his intention to remove Jews from Germany's political, intellectual, and cultural life.
  • intellectual = requiring and appealing to intelligence
  • Einstein's intellectual achievements and originality have made the word Einstein synonymous with genius.
  • intellectual = relating to the use of intelligence
  • Intellectually there is very little wrong with you.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • intellectually = in matters related to intelligence
  • In the end, I chose four intellectual movements from the nineteenth century and examined how they had struggled with the question of family obligation.
    Tara Westover  --  Educated
  • intellectual = relating to intelligent consideration of ideas
  • It was a place of energy and creativity and intellectual stimulation the likes of which we'd never seen.
    Jeannette Walls  --  The Glass Castle
  • intellectual = relating to intelligent consideration of ideas
  • He had simply lost sight of her and her part in the affair in his intellectual effort.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
intellectual = intelligent consideration of ideas

2  —as in:
She is an intellectual.
Definition a highly educated person interested in learning and exploring ideas — sometimes while ignoring practical considerations
  • During China's The Cultural Revolution, many intellectuals were killed or sent to the countryside to do farmwork.
intellectuals = highly educated people interested in learning and exploring ideas
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • That's an idea that could only appeal to ivory tower intellectuals.
  • intellectuals = highly educated people who theorize and in some cases ignore practical considerations
  • Adam Smith was a leading intellectual of his time.
  • intellectual = a highly educated person interested in learning and exploring ideas
  • She uses a subtle satire that appeals to intellectuals.
  • intellectuals = highly educated people interested in ideas
  • Mr. Hale is nearing forty, a tight-skinned, eager-eyed intellectual.
    Arthur Miller  --  The Crucible
  • intellectual = a highly educated person interested in learning and exploring ideas
  • "And now," Mr. Foster went on, "I'd like to show you some very interesting conditioning for Alpha Plus Intellectuals."
    Aldous Huxley  --  Brave New World
  • intellectuals = highly educated people
  • The Party intellectual knows in which direction his memories must be altered; he therefore knows that he is playing tricks with reality; but by the exercise of doublethink he also satisfies himself that reality is not violated.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • intellectual = highly educated person
  • Playing the stock market, of course, the last refuge in the world for the dangerous intellectual out of a job.
    Ray Bradbury  --  Fahrenheit 451
  • intellectual = highly educated person
  • No time for the intellectual embryos, I'm afraid.
    Aldous Huxley  --  Brave New World
  • intellectual = highly educated people
  • His heart sank as he thought of the enormous power arrayed against him, the ease with which any Party intellectual would overthrow him in debate, the subtle arguments which he would not be able to understand, much less answer.
    George Orwell  --  1984
intellectual = highly educated person

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