Synonyms for intellectual

Synonyms for (noun) intellectual

Synonyms: intellect, intellectual

Definition: a person who uses the mind creatively

Similar words: somebody, someone, soul, mortal, person, individual

Definition: a human being

Usage: there was too much for one person to do

Synonyms for (adjective) intellectual

Synonyms: intellectual

Definition: appealing to or using the intellect

Usage: satire is an intellectual weapon; intellectual workers engaged in creative literary or artistic or scientific labor; has tremendous intellectual sympathy for oppressed people; coldly intellectual; sort of the intellectual type; intellectual literature

Similar words: highbrow, highbrowed

Definition: highly cultured or educated

Usage: highbrow events such as the ballet or opera; a highbrowed literary critic


Similar words: rational

Definition: having its source in or being guided by the intellect (as distinguished from experience or emotion)

Usage: a rational analysis


Similar words: reflective

Definition: devoted to matters of the mind

Usage: the reflective type


Similar words: serious, good

Definition: appealing to the mind

Usage: good music; a serious book


Similar words: sophisticated

Definition: intellectually appealing

Usage: a sophisticated drama


Synonyms: intellectual, noetic, rational

Definition: of or associated with or requiring the use of the mind

Usage: intellectual problems; the triumph of the rational over the animal side of man

Similar words: mental

Definition: involving the mind or an intellectual process

Usage: mental images of happy times; mental calculations; in a terrible mental state; mental suffering; free from mental defects