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1. intelligent

adjective. ['ˌɪnˈtɛlədʒənt'] having the capacity for thought and reason especially to a high degree.

Synonyms

  • prehensile
  • brainy
  • quick
  • precocious
  • searching
  • apt
  • scintillating
  • smart
  • trenchant
  • brilliant
  • smart as a whip
  • agile
  • natural
  • innate
  • bright
  • nimble
  • ready
  • born
  • clever

Antonyms

  • stupidity
  • unintelligent
  • retarded
  • inability

Etymology

  • intelligens (Latin)

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Words that Rhyme with Intelligent

  • abandonment
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  • accelerant
  • accident
  • accompaniment
  • accompaniment
  • accomplishment
  • accountant
  • accouterment
  • accoutrement
  • achievement
  • acknowledgement

How do you pronounce intelligent?

Pronounce intelligent as ˌɪnˈtɛləʤənt.

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How to spell intelligent? Is it inteligente? Or intellegent? Common misspellings are:

  • inteligente
  • intellegent

Example sentences of the word intelligent


1. Adjective
These birds are intelligent and inquisitive and become bored if left alone in the confined space of a cage.

Quotes containing the word intelligent


1. If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales.
- Albert Einstein

2. Happiness in intelligent people is the rarest thing I know.
- Ernest Hemingway, The Garden of Eden

3. Great art speaks a language which every intelligent person can understand. The people who call themselves modernists today speak a different language.
- Marshall McLuhan

2. intelligent

adjective. ['ˌɪnˈtɛlədʒənt'] possessing sound knowledge.

Synonyms

  • well-informed

Antonyms

  • nonexploratory
  • disinclined

Etymology

  • intelligens (Latin)

3. intelligent

adjective. ['ˌɪnˈtɛlədʒənt'] exercising or showing good judgment.

Synonyms

  • sensible
  • levelheaded
  • healthy
  • sound
  • level-headed

Antonyms

  • unhurried
  • unexcitable
  • late
  • uninquiring

Etymology

  • intelligens (Latin)

4. intelligent

adjective. ['ˌɪnˈtɛlədʒənt'] endowed with the capacity to reason.

Synonyms

  • rational
  • reasoning

Antonyms

  • unacquisitive
  • inactive
  • slow

Etymology

  • intelligens (Latin)
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