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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. Charles Darwin:

    It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.

  2. Juan Pablo Badillo:

    He (Guzman) could not have made these claims... Mr Guzman is a very serious man, very intelligent, where's the proof? Where's the audio?

  3. Hillary Clinton:

    You should never underestimate him. Hes highly intelligent, when we see Israeli elections, we say, How does this shake out for the peace process? Theres lots of minority parties in Israel, and more of them aligned with the settler movement or religious fundamentalism than secularism or wanting peace.

  4. Dave Barry:

    Sharks are as tough as those football fans who take their shirts off during games in Chicago in January, only more intelligent.

  5. 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!

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