View Synonyms
[ US /ˌɪnəˈɫɛktʃuəɫ, ˌɪntəˈɫɛktʃuəɫ/ ]
[ UK /ˌɪntəlˈɛkt‍ʃuːə‍l/ ]
  1. of or associated with or requiring the use of the mind
    the triumph of the rational over the animal side of man
    intellectual problems
  2. appealing to or using the intellect
    intellectual literature
    coldly intellectual
    has tremendous intellectual sympathy for oppressed people
    intellectual workers engaged in creative literary or artistic or scientific labor
    satire is an intellectual weapon
    sort of the intellectual type
  3. involving intelligence rather than emotions or instinct
    a cerebral approach to the problem
    cerebral drama
  1. a person who uses the mind creatively
Linguix Browser extension
Fix your writing
on millions of websites
Get Started For Free Linguix pencil

How To Use intellectual In A Sentence

  • Intellectual Dublin seemed no longer to consist of writers, but of folk singers, bearded or otherwise.
  • The affinities between music and poetry have been familiar since antiquity, though they are largely ignored in the current intellectual climate.
  • Such a level of monitoring is not only impracticable; it is incompatible with intellectual freedom.
  • Ignorance of Sarah Palin offends anyone who is educated, it's an insult to the intellectual world, american intelligence. Palin plans 'aggressive' fundraising push
  • This argument is untenable from an intellectual, moral and practical standpoint.
  • A six-time Grammy nominee (talk about frustration), Elling has released six albums of audacious vocalese that trumpet his daring range and intellectualism.
  • All this makes him an apposite starting point for those on the far right in search of intellectual sugarcoating.
  • If we fail to develop emotional intelligence, or cannot control or restrain our emotions, we will lose our intellectual ability to think, reason and live rationally and intelligently. Dr T.P.Chia 
  • Open source software is often portrayed as a breakthrough in the free and open exchange of intellectual property, without precedent in the prevailing global capitalist mentality.
  • After she'd gone he had drawn up a scorecard, ranging her qualities on one side - her intellectual gifts and vivid, racy conversation - and on the other all the vicious things she'd said.
View all
This website uses cookies to make Linguix work for you. By using this site, you agree to our cookie policy