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Definitions for intelligent
ɪnˈtɛl ɪ dʒəntin·tel·li·gent

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. intelligent(adj)

    having the capacity for thought and reason especially to a high degree

    "is there intelligent life in the universe?"; "an intelligent question"

  2. intelligent, well-informed(adj)

    possessing sound knowledge

    "well-informed readers"

  3. healthy, intelligent, levelheaded, level-headed, sound(adj)

    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"

  4. intelligent, reasoning(a), thinking(a)(adj)

    endowed with the capacity to reason

Wiktionary

  1. intelligent(Adjective)

    of high or especially quick cognitive capacity, bright.

    Etymology: From intelligens, present active participle of intellego, itself from inter + lego.

  2. intelligent(Adjective)

    well thought-out, well considered

    Etymology: From intelligens, present active participle of intellego, itself from inter + lego.

  3. intelligent(Adjective)

    characterized by thoughtful interaction

    My girlfriend and I had an intelligent conversation.

    Etymology: From intelligens, present active participle of intellego, itself from inter + lego.

  4. intelligent(Adjective)

    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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Intelligent(adj)

    endowed with the faculty of understanding or reason; as, man is an intelligent being

  2. Intelligent(adj)

    possessed of intelligence, education, or judgment; knowing; sensible; skilled; marked by intelligence; as, an intelligent young man; an intelligent architect; an intelligent answer

  3. Intelligent(adj)

    gognizant; aware; communicate

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Intelligent

    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.]

Editors Contribution

  1. intelligent

    The capacity for thought and reason.

    They were so intelligent and together make a loving couple.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 15, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'intelligent' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4819

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'intelligent' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3946

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'intelligent' in Adjectives Frequency: #629

How to pronounce intelligent?

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How to say intelligent in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of intelligent in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of intelligent in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of intelligent in a Sentence

  1. Alex Cox:

    The more you drive, the less intelligent you are.

  2. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    General Napoleon says that ‘Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake.’ Well, I suggest doing the opposite: Interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake. Don’t be opportunist; don’t benefit from the weakness of your enemy! Be just even to your enemy! Try to find a way to defeat him without harming him; prove to be as intelligent as to find such a way! Only then, your victory will be meaningful and honourable!

  3. Jerry Hendrix:

    We are going to have to spend our money in a more intelligent fashion by buying more of the ships we can afford and perhaps less of the ones that are very expensive.

  4. Ralph Waldo Emerson:

    To laugh often and much to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others to leave the world a little better whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is the meaning of success.

  5. Dr. Barnes Mawrie:

    2.“Life is like a traffic jam. You’ve got to be patient and wait on till an opportunity comes for you to drive ahead”. 3.“Life is like an onion, the deeper you peel into it the more tears it brings to your eyes”. 4.“Never wait for the best time to do good because good can be done best any time”. 5.“Think creatively, plan minutely and act resolutely and success is sure to come your way”. 6.“All intelligent persons are not successful but all successful people are intelligent”. 7.“Winners are those who act on their dreams but losers are those who dream of their acts”. 8.“Learning to accept defeat is the first step towards victory”. 9.“People who complain about their life are like beggars sitting on a heap of gold”. 10.“Theology is the study of God but not all theologians discover God”. 11. “One who discerns God’s will is treading on the path of salvation”. 12.“Environmental pollution is the most deadly sin because it springs from lack of concern and absence of love for the other”. 13.“Do not be afraid of enemies who criticize you but beware of friends who secretly despise you”. 14.“The difference between a pessimist and an optimist is that the former sees the dusk while the latter sees the dawn”. 15.“Religious fanaticism is the religion of the most irreligious and Godless people”. 16.“He who says only my religion is good, is putting a fence around God’s goodness and is guilty of God manipulation”. 17.“Too much religiosity is bad for the soul as too much food is bad for the body. Religious excessiveness is the breeding ground of fanaticism”. 18.“A religion that does not teach love of neighbour is either a bad religion or no religion at all”. 19.“A community is not an addition of number but a multiplication of love”. 20.“The three most important components of an ideal community are: the head to think and plan, the heart to forgive and love and the hands to serve and care”. 21.“Peace is a rare commodity which can be bought only through love”. 22.“Personal freedom is not a privilege to be misused but a responsibility to be carried out”. 23.“True love starts with perception and ends in compassion”. 24.“A good ship is tested in stormy weather so too true friendship is tested in difficult times”. 25.“Every tree cut down is oxygen lost and life endangered”. 26.“Wars are the darkest spots in human history and the height of human folly”. 27.“There is no greater fool than the one who does not know himself”. 28.“There is no greater folly than the failure to grab opportunities in life”. 29.“An education that does not form the heart leads to deviation of character”. 30.“Education that does not open the mind and heart of a person is a self defeating endeavour”. 31.“Education begins in the womb and ends in the tomb”.

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