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Intellectual meaning

intellectual - 6 dictionary results

  1. 1. Belonging to, or performed by, the intellect; mental; as, intellectual powers, activities, etc.
  2. 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. 3. Suitable for exercising the intellect; formed by, and existing for, the intellect alone; perceived by the intellect; as, intellectual employments.
  4. 4. The intellect or understanding; mental powers or faculties.
  5. 5. Relating to the understanding; treating of the mind; as, intellectual philosophy, sometimes called mental philosophy.
  6. 6. Pertaining to, or gifted with, intellect.

intellectual - examples of usage

  1. It is the bread of intellectual life. - "Practical Ethics", William DeWitt Hyde.
  2. Here are the usual intellectual difficulties. - "The Law and the Word", Thomas Troward.
  3. The Countess of Albany, made to be a leader of intellectual society, was happy; but Alfieri was not. - "The Countess of Albany", Violet Paget (AKA Vernon Lee).
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