intellectual ( intellectuals plural )
1 adj Intellectual means involving a person's ability to think and to understand ideas and information.
High levels of lead could damage the intellectual development of children...
intellectually adv usu ADV adj/-ed, ADV after v
...intellectually satisfying work...
2 n-count An intellectual is someone who spends a lot of time studying and thinking about complicated ideas.
...teachers, artists and other intellectuals.
Intellectual is also an adjective., adj
They were very intellectual and witty.
Translation English Cobuild Collins Dictionary
adj bookish, cerebral, highbrow, intelligent, mental, rational, scholarly, studious, thoughtful
n academic, bluestocking (usually disparaging) egghead (informal) highbrow, thinker
, adj ignorant, illiterate, material, physical, stupid, unintellectual, unlearned
n idiot, moron
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