(noun, adjective)


1. of or associated with or requiring the use of the mind

- intellectual problems

Similar word(s): mental, noetic, rational

2. having the power of understanding; characterized by intelligence or mental capacity; smart.

- intellectual workers engaged in creative literary or artistic or scientific labor

- sort of the intellectual type

- intellectual literature

Similar word(s): educated, highbrow, highbrowed, rational, reflective, good, serious, sophisticated, mental, scholarly

3. involving intelligence rather than emotions or instinct

Similar word(s): cerebral


1. a person who uses the mind creatively

Similar word(s): intellect

Definition categories: person, individual, mortal, somebody, someone, soul