Definition of intellectual :
1. Belonging to, or performed by, the intellect; mental; as, intellectual powers, activities, etc.
2. Endowed with intellect; having the power of understanding; having capacity for the higher forms of knowledge or thought; characterized by intelligence or mental capacity; as, an intellectual person.
3. Relating to the understanding; treating of the mind; as, intellectual philosophy, sometimes called mental philosophy.
4. Suitable for exercising the intellect; formed by, and existing for, the intellect alone; perceived by the intellect; as, intellectual employments.
5. The intellect or understanding; mental powers or faculties.
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intelligent (part of speech: adjective)
knowing (part of speech: adjective)
intellectual (part of speech: adjective)
sagacious (part of speech: adjective)
scholar (part of speech: noun)
sage (part of speech: noun)
- Intellectual sympathy will do it, too. - "Pebbles on the Shore", Alpha of the Plough (Alfred George Gardiner).
- But that was a moral and intellectual fear. - "Dr. Johnson and His Circle", John Bailey.
- His youth should be in mind, but it should also be remembered that he is a lad of high intellectual power, older than most men of his age. - "The Eagle's Heart", Hamlin Garland.