Definition of intellect :
The part or faculty of the human soul by which it knows, as distinguished from the power to feel and to will; sometimes, the capacity for higher forms of knowledge, as distinguished from the power to perceive objects in their relations; the power to judge and comprehend; the thinking faculty; the understanding.
discernment, smart, agreement, consciousness, intellectual, instinct, psyche, ground, spirit, head, sympathy, creative thinker, judgement, disposition, apprehension, reasonableness, nous, sense, soul, thinker, savvy, grounds, ability, cause, idea, brainpower
intellect (part of speech: noun)
knowledge (part of speech: noun)
wit (part of speech: noun)
facility, brilliance, canniness, adroitness, cleverness, ingeniousness, deftness, scurrility, cunningness, drollness, scintillation, foxiness, quickness, inventiveness, sharpness, comedy, wiliness, resourcefulness, urbanity, shrewdness, humor, trickiness, irony, subtleness, craftiness, sophistry, finesse, artfulness, wit, slyness
intelligence (part of speech: noun)
- Even though I have obtained no further light from the side of intuition, I have from that of intellect. - "Thoughts on Religion", George John Romanes.
- Is there not every reason for his intellect to approve of his shrewdness in taking advantage of his opportunity? - "Heart and Soul", Victor Mapes (AKA Maveric Post).
- Why is it every man of intellect loves an actress once in his life, and no man of sense ever did it twice? - "Peg Woffington", Charles Reade.