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1. intellect

noun. ['ˈɪntəˌlɛkt, ˈɪnəˌlɛkt'] knowledge and intellectual ability.

Synonyms

  • intellectual
  • nonintellectual
  • mind

Antonyms

  • stupidity
  • intellectual
  • uncreativeness
  • stranger

Etymology

  • intellectus (Latin)
  • intellego (Latin)

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Example sentences of the word intellect


1. Noun, singular or mass
Labs love trying out their intellect on a new skill nearly as much as they love food.

2. Verb, base form
This includes viewing every individual as a complete being with will, intellect and conscience.

Quotes containing the word intellect


1. Ad agencies do all kinds of market research that ask people what they think they want, and instead, you should be creating things that you want. If you do something and you get it, the rest of the world will get it, too. Trust your own instincts, your own intellect, and your own sense of humor.
- George Lois

2. If we listened to our intellect, we'd never have a love affair. We'd never have a friendship. We'd never go into business, because we'd be cynical. Well, that's nonsense. You've got to jump off cliffs all the time and build your wings on the way down.
- Ray Bradbury

3. If God has made the world a perfect mechanism, He has at least conceded so much to our imperfect intellect that in order to predict little parts of it, we need not solve innumerable differential equations, but can use dice with fair success.
- Max Born

2. intellect

noun. ['ˈɪntəˌlɛkt, ˈɪnəˌlɛkt'] the capacity for rational thought or inference or discrimination.

Synonyms

  • mental faculty
  • understanding
  • reason
  • faculty

Antonyms

  • withholder
  • male
  • adult
  • loser

Etymology

  • intellectus (Latin)
  • intellego (Latin)

3. intellect

noun. ['ˈɪntəˌlɛkt, ˈɪnəˌlɛkt'] a person who uses the mind creatively.

Synonyms

  • someone
  • intellectual
  • soul
  • skeptic
  • brainiac
  • idealogue
  • exponent
  • bookman
  • visionary
  • decoder
  • highbrow
  • synthesizer
  • mentor
  • mastermind
  • student
  • alchemist
  • clever Dick
  • aphorist
  • thinker
  • mind
  • individual
  • clever clogs
  • doubter
  • specifier
  • scholar
  • theorizer
  • decipherer
  • illusionist
  • seer
  • mortal
  • expounder
  • scholarly person
  • theorist
  • anomalist
  • sceptic
  • person
  • egghead
  • theoriser
  • synthesiser
  • wonderer
  • brain
  • bel esprit
  • subjectivist
  • synthesist
  • expositor
  • wise man
  • creative thinker
  • Einstein
  • theoretician
  • somebody

Antonyms

  • worker
  • extrovert
  • debtor
  • nonreligious person

Etymology

  • intellectus (Latin)
  • intellego (Latin)
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