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intellectual

  
  ( intellectuals    plural  )
1       adj   Intellectual means involving a person's ability to think and to understand ideas and information.  
ADJ n  
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.     
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intellectual

  
1   
      adj   bookish, cerebral, highbrow, intelligent, mental, rational, scholarly, studious, thoughtful  
2   
      n   academic, bluestocking     (usually disparaging)   egghead     (informal)   highbrow, thinker  
  
Antonyms     
,       adj   ignorant, illiterate, material, physical, stupid, unintellectual, unlearned  
      n   idiot, moron  

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n.
Lesewut is a German word for "reading craze" (literally) used to describe a specific period in the intellectual history of Germany from the late eighteenth century onward.
n.
stereotypical belief that disconsiders in terms of intellectual and physical qualities women who stay home to look after their children
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