having the capacity for thought and reason especially to a high degree
"is there intelligent life in the universe?"; "an intelligent question"
possessing sound knowledge
healthy, intelligent, levelheaded, level-headed, soundadjective
exercising or showing good judgment
"healthy scepticism"; "a healthy fear of rattlesnakes"; "the healthy attitude of French laws"; "healthy relations between labor and management"; "an intelligent solution"; "a sound approach to the problem"; "sound advice"; "no sound explanation for his decision"
intelligent, reasoning(a), thinking(a)adjective
endowed with the capacity to reason
of high or especially quick cognitive capacity, bright.
well thought-out, well considered
characterized by thoughtful interaction
My girlfriend and I had an intelligent conversation.
Having the same level of brain power as mankind.
The hunt for intelligent life.
Etymology: From intelligens, present active participle of intellego, itself from inter + lego.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: intelligent, Fr. intelligens, Latin.
It is not only in order of nature for him to govern that is the more intelligent, as Aristotle would have it; but there is no less required for government, courage to protect, and above all honesty. Francis Bacon.
Intelligent of seasons, they set forth
Their airy caravan. John Milton.
He of times,
Intelligent, th' harsh hyperborean ice
Shuns for our equal Winters; when our suns
Cleave the chill'd soil, he backwards wings his way. Phillips.
Trace out the numerous footsteps of the presence and interposition of a most wise and intelligent architect throughout all this stupendous fabrick. John Woodward.
Servants, who seem no less,
Which are to France the spies and speculations
Intelligent of our state. William Shakespeare, King Lear.
endowed with the faculty of understanding or reason; as, man is an intelligent being
possessed of intelligence, education, or judgment; knowing; sensible; skilled; marked by intelligence; as, an intelligent young man; an intelligent architect; an intelligent answer
gognizant; aware; communicate
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
in-tel′-i-jent, adj. having intellect: endowed with the faculty of reason: well informed: bringing intelligence. (Shak.) communicative.—ns. Intell′igence, intellectual skill or knowledge: information communicated: news: a spiritual being; Intell′igencer, one going between parties: a spy.—adjs. Intelligen′tial, pertaining to the intelligence: consisting of spiritual being.—adv. Intell′igently.—adj. Intell′igible, that maybe understood: clear: (philos.) capable of being apprehended by the understanding only.—ns. Intell′igibleness, Intelligibil′ity.—adv. Intell′igibly. [L. intelligens, -entis, pr.p. of intelligĕre.]
The capacity for thought and reason.
They were so intelligent and together make a loving couple.Submitted by MaryC on February 15, 2020
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'Intelligent' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4819
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'Intelligent' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3946
Rank popularity for the word 'Intelligent' in Adjectives Frequency: #629
The numerical value of Intelligent in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of Intelligent in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are full of doubt.
The main cause of depression in the sincere employees of the organization is that sycophants get easily increments & promotion and intelligent gets often punishments & not even appreciation for the good job done and the same holds true also for the population of the nation.
Today, I'm like a proud parent, i'm very proud and supportive of what they are trying to say in a peaceful and intelligent way.
If being stupid is the only way for an intelligent man to be happy, then let us hope that unhappiness be his choice!
One is greater than two amongst three men where only one of them is intelligent!
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- ذَكيّ, ذكيArabic
- intel·ligentCatalan, Valencian
- باهوش, هوشمندPersian
- älyllinen, älykäsFinnish
- बुद्धिमान, चतुरHindi
- խելացի, խելոքArmenian
- 賢い, 利口, 聡明Japanese
- ინტელიგენტური, საზრიანიGeorgian
- 똑똑하다, 똑똑한Korean
- saprātīgs, gudrs, prātīgsLatvian
- intelligent, doordachtDutch
- deștept, inteligentRomanian
- продуманный, умный, разумныйRussian
- प्रज्ञ, चतुरSanskrit
- intelligent, klok, klyftigSwedish
- matalino, intelihente, pinag-isipanTagalog
- thông minh, 聰明Vietnamese
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