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Noun: intellectual  ,in-tu'lek-ch(oo-)ul or ,in-tu'lek-ty(oo-)ul
  1. A person who uses the mind creatively
    - intellect
Adjective: intellectual  ,in-tu'lek-ch(oo-)ul or ,in-tu'lek-ty(oo-)ul
  1. Appealing to or using the intellect
    "satire is an intellectual weapon"; "intellectual workers engaged in creative literary or artistic or scientific labour"; "has tremendous intellectual sympathy for oppressed people"; "coldly intellectual"; "sort of the intellectual type"; "intellectual literature"
  2. Involving intelligence rather than emotions or instinct
    - cerebral
  3. Of or associated with or requiring the use of the mind
    "intellectual problems";
    - rational, noetic

Derived forms: intellectuals

See also: educated, good, highbrow, highbrowed, intellect, mental, mind, rational, reflective, scholarly, serious, sophisticated

Type of: individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul

Antonym: emotional, nonintellectual

Encyclopedia: Intellectual