Part of speech: adjective

Pertaining to or marked by intellect; mental; highly intelligent. Intellective.

Part of speech: noun


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Usage examples "intellectual":

  1. " We are just a body of intellectual detectives, running to earth the history of Egypt and the story of the ancient world. - "There was a King in Egypt", Norma Lorimer.
  2. It may be temporary, it may be prolonged, it may be permanent, but for the intellectual man it is absolutely essential. - "The Book-Hunter at Home", P. B. M. Allan.
  3. All that I hear from the great town shows me that never, at least during the last two hundred years, has intellectual life been less active. - "Correspondence & Conversations of Alexis de Tocqueville with Nassau William Senior from 1834 to 1859, Vol. 2", Alexis de Tocqueville.