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


  • Intellectual Ventures Exclusively Licenses Filed Patents to Visualant
    Visualant, Inc. , a leading provider of disruptive light-based technologies, announced today that Intellectual Ventures has exclusively licensed to Visualant filed patent applications developed by their inventor network. Read more on this news related to 'Intellectual'
  • Regen BioPharma Acquires University of Toronto Cancer Stem Cell Intellectual Property
    Regen BioPharma Inc. announced today acquisition of patent application # US 13/652,395 with a priority date of November 2008 which covers a novel gene target essential for the survival of cancer stem cells. ... Read more on this news related to 'Intellectual'
  • Harness Dickey Principal Rudy Telscher Named “Litigation Trailblazer & Pioneer” by National Law Journal and ...
    Rudy Telscher, head of litigation at intellectual property law firm Harness Dickey, was recognized this month as a national leader in his field by two of the country’s leading legal media outlets. Read more on this news related to 'Intellectual'

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