Intellectual

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Intellectual Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

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  • a person who uses the mind creatively
  • appealing to or using the intellect; "satire is an intellectual weapon"; "intellectual workers engaged in creative literary or artistic or scientific labor"; "has tremendous intellectual sympathy for oppressed people"; "coldly intellectual"; "sort of the
  • of or associated with or requiring the use of the mind; "intellectual problems"; "the triumph of the rational over the animal side of man"
  • involving intelligence rather than emotions or instinct; "a cerebral approach to the problem"; "cerebral drama"
  • of or relating to the intellect; "his intellectual career"

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  • a person who uses the mind creatively

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Intellectual Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia


An intellectual is one who tries to use his or her intellect to work, study, reflect, speculate, or ask and answer questions about a wide variety of different ideas. Often, intellectuals are authors, artists, people who write columns for newspapers and magazines, and college professors.

There are some people who do not like intellectuals because they are not traditional or practical. This is called "anti-intellectualism".



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'Intellectual' example sentence in quotations


* An intellectual is a man who takes more words than necessary to tell more than he knows. - Dwight D Eisenhower

* What I must do is all that concerns me. This rule, equally arduous in actual and intellectual life, may serve for the whole distinction between greatness and meanness. It is harder because you will always find those who think they know what is your duty better than you know it. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

* The bitterest tragic element in life to be derived from an intellectual source is the belief in a brute Fate or Destiny. - Ralph Waldo Emerson


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Intellectual Sample Sentences in News


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    The University of Pittsburgh is revising its approach to a controversial intellectual property rights agreement it told employees they must sign and plans to offer more options about the timing of when those rights are assigned. Read more on this news related to 'Intellectual'
  • Kuala Lumpur to host ‘IP makes $ense’ forum on November 6
    KUALA LUMPUR: Kuala Lumpur will play host to intellectual property (IP) experts from the United Kingdom, India and Malaysia during the “IP Makes $ense” forum on November 6. The one-day event will be held at the Intellectual Property Corp of Malaysia (MyIPO) auditorium at Wisma UOA, Jalan Bangsar Utama. Alan MacDougall and Chris Hamer, both partners at the Lond Read more on this news related to 'Intellectual'

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