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, 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"
intelligent, reasoning(a), thinking(a)(adj)
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.
Origin: From intelligens, present active participle of intellego, itself from inter + lego.
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.]
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Rank popularity for the word 'intelligent' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4819
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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
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- ذَكيّ, ذكيArabic
- intel·ligentCatalan, Valencian
- باهوش, هوشمندPersian
- älyllinen, älykäsFinnish
- चतुर, बुद्धिमानHindi
- խելացի, խելոքArmenian
- 聡明, 利口, 賢いJapanese
- საზრიანი, ინტელიგენტურიGeorgian
- 똑똑한, 똑똑하다Korean
- prātīgs, saprātīgs, gudrsLatvian
- intelligent, doordachtDutch
- deștept, inteligentRomanian
- умный, продуманный, разумныйRussian
- प्रज्ञ, चतुरSanskrit
- intelligent, klyftig, klokSwedish
- pinag-isipan, matalino, intelihenteTagalog
- 聰明, thông minhVietnamese
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