Definition of Intelligent

1. Adjective. Having the capacity for thought and reason especially to a high degree. "An intelligent question"

2. Adjective. Possessing sound knowledge. "Well-informed readers"
Exact synonyms: Well-informed
Similar to: Sophisticated

3. Adjective. Exercising or showing good judgment. "No sound explanation for his decision"
Exact synonyms: Healthy, Level-headed, Levelheaded, Sound
Similar to: Reasonable, Sensible

4. Adjective. Endowed with the capacity to reason.
Exact synonyms: Reasoning, Thinking
Similar to: Rational
Derivative terms: Intelligence

Definition of Intelligent

1. a. Endowed with the faculty of understanding or reason; as, man is an intelligent being.

Definition of Intelligent

1. Adjective. of high or especially quick cognitive capacity, bright. ¹

2. Adjective. well thought-out, well considered ¹

3. Adjective. characterized by thoughtful interaction ¹

4. Adjective. Having the same level of brain power as mankind. ¹

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Definition of Intelligent

1. [adj]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Intelligent

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Literary usage of Intelligent

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Annual Report by Illinois Farmers' Institute (1903)
"We claim that the State, through its public schools, has a higher mission than simply to train children for intelligent citizenship. ..."

2. The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin by Benjamin Franklin (1896)
"These libraries have improved the general conversation of the Americans, made the common tradesmen and farmers as intelligent as ..."

3. The Black Arrow: A Tale of the Two Roses by Robert Louis Stevenson (1905)
"... which closed in darkness, he was able for short periods to concentrate his mind sufficiently to give intelligent advice on his son's work. ..."

4. Psychology, General Introduction by Charles Hubbard Judd (1917)
"Psychology as a preparation for the intelligent diagnosis of particular situations which arise in educational practice. The final examination of educational ..."

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