Synonyms for intelligent

Synonyms for (adjective) intelligent

Synonyms: intelligent

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

Usage: is there intelligent life in the universe?; an intelligent question

Similar words: agile, nimble

Definition: mentally quick

Usage: an agile mind; nimble wits


Similar words: clever, apt

Definition: mentally quick and resourceful

Usage: an apt pupil; you are a clever man...you reason well and your wit is bold-Bram Stoker


Similar words: smart as a whip, brainy, brilliant

Definition: having or marked by unusual and impressive intelligence

Usage: some men dislike brainy women; a brilliant mind; a brilliant solution to the problem


Similar words: bright, smart

Definition: characterized by quickness and ease in learning

Usage: some children are brighter in one subject than another; smart children talk earlier than the average


Similar words: innate, natural, born

Definition: being talented through inherited qualities

Usage: a natural leader; a born musician; an innate talent


Similar words: quick, ready

Definition: apprehending and responding with speed and sensitivity

Usage: a quick mind; a ready wit


Similar words: prehensile

Definition: having a keen intellect

Usage: poets--those gifted strangely prehensile men- A.T.Quiller-Couch


Similar words: scintillating

Definition: brilliantly clever

Usage: scintillating wit; a play full of scintillating dialogue


Similar words: searching, trenchant

Definition: having keenness and forcefulness and penetration in thought, expression, or intellect

Usage: searching insights; trenchant criticism


Synonyms: intelligent, reasoning, thinking

Definition: endowed with the capacity to reason

Similar words: rational

Definition: consistent with or based on or using reason

Usage: rational behavior; a process of rational inference; rational thought


Synonyms: healthy, intelligent, sound, level-headed, levelheaded

Definition: exercising or showing good judgment

Usage: 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

Similar words: sensible, reasonable

Definition: showing reason or sound judgment

Usage: a sensible choice; a sensible person


Synonyms: well-informed, intelligent

Definition: possessing sound knowledge

Usage: well-informed readers

Similar words: sophisticated

Definition: having or appealing to those having worldly knowledge and refinement and savoir-faire

Usage: sophisticated young socialites; a sophisticated audience; a sophisticated lifestyle; a sophisticated book