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Definitions for Intelligentsia
ɪnˌtɛl ɪˈdʒɛnt si ə, -ˈgɛnt-Intel·li·gentsi·a

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. intelligentsia, clerisynoun

    an educated and intellectual elite

GCIDE

  1. intelligentsianoun

    an educated and intellectual elite; intellectuals, collectively or considered as a class.

Wiktionary

  1. intelligentsianoun

    The intellectual élite of a society (especially in nineteenth-century Poland, in Russia and later the Soviet Union).

    Etymology: From интеллигенция or inteligencja, from intellegentia.

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  1. Intelligentsia

    The intelligentsia is a social class of people engaged in complex mental labour aimed at disseminating culture. This therefore might include everyone from artists to school teachers and book readers. The term was first used in pre-revolutionary Russia to describe people possessing cultural and political initiative. But it was commonly used by those individuals themselves to create an apparent distance from the masses, and generally retained that narrow self-definition. More recently the term mass intelligentsia has been popularized to describe the intellectual effect of tertiary education upon a population. See the mass intelligentsia section below.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Intelligentsia in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Intelligentsia in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of Intelligentsia in a Sentence

  1. G.K. Chesterton:

    A large section of the intelligentsia seems wholly devoid of intelligence.

  2. Leon Trotsky:

    If the Revolution has the right to destroy bridges and art monuments whenever necessary, it will stop still less from laying its hand on any tendency in art which, no matter how great its achievement in form, threatens to disintegrate the revolutionary environment or to arouse the internal forces of the Revolution, that is, the proletariat, the peasantry and the intelligentsia, to a hostile opposition to one another. Our standard is, clearly, political, imperative and intolerant.

  3. Darren Beattie:

    In 2016 I attended the Mencken conference in question and delivered a stand-alone, academic talk titled' The Intelligentsia and the Right.' I said nothing objectionable and stand by my remarks completely, it was the honor of my life to serve in the Trump Administration. I love President Donald Trump, who is a fearless American hero, and continue to support him one hundred percent. I have no further comment.

  4. Darren Beattie:

    In 2016 I attended the Mencken conference in question and delivered a stand-alone, academic talk titled' The Intelligentsia and the Right.' I said nothing objectionable and stand by my remarks completely, it was the honor of my life to serve in the Trump Administration. I love President Trump, who is a fearless American hero, and continue to support him one hundred percent. I have no further comment.

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