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Definition of Intellectual

  • Belonging to, or performed by, the intellect; mental; as, intellectual powers, activities, etc.
  • Endowed with intellect; having the power of understanding; having capacity for the higher forms of knowledge or thought; characterized by intelligence or mental capacity; as, an intellectual person.
  • Suitable for exercising the intellect; formed by, and existing for, the intellect alone; perceived by the intellect; as, intellectual employments.
  • Relating to the understanding; treating of the mind; as, intellectual philosophy, sometimes called “mental” philosophy.
  • The intellect or understanding; mental powers or faculties.
  • A learned person or one of high intelligence;
  • one who places greatest value on activities requiring exercise of the intelligence, such as study, complex forms of knowledge, literature and aesthetic matters, reflection and philosophical speculation; a member of the intelligentsia; as, intellectuals are often apalled at the inanities that pass for entertainment on television.
  • a person who uses the mind creatively
  • appealing to or using the intellect
  • involving intelligence rather than emotions or instinct

How to use intellectual in a sentence. Intellectual pronunciation.

A struggle between the East and the West was here to be fought out between two wills; between an intellectual libertine steeped in Oriental guilt and cruelty and self-indulgence, and a being selfless, human, and in an agony of remorse for a life lost by his hand.
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Among other things, Defects may take the form of incomplete, inaccurate or corrupt data, transcription errors, a copyright or other intellectual property infringement, a defective or damaged disk or other eBook medium, a computer virus, or computer codes that damage or cannot be read by your equipment.
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Those "instructions" (we used to read a chapter from them every morning, as intellectual gymnastics, and a couple of chapters in Sunday school every Sabbath, for they treated of all subjects under the sun and had much valuable religious matter in them along with the other statistics) those "instructions" commanded that pen-knives, envelopes, pens and writing-paper be furnished the members of the legislature.
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But in America it is wholesome to remember that the real greatness of a nation consists in none of these things, but rather in its intellectual splendour, in the number and importance of the ideas it gives to the world, in its contributions to literature and art, and to all things that count in humanity's intellectual advance.
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That a critic of his power and reputation, interested as he was in English literature, should never have had sufficient intellectual curiosity to cross the English Channel, struck me as nothing short of amazing. The acquisition of any foreign language annihilates a considerable number of prejudices.
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The combination of the great age of Russia with its recent intellectual birth produces a maturity of character, with a wonderful freshness of consciousness.
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To one who is well acquainted with American university undergraduates, the intellectual maturity of the Russian or Polish student and his eagerness for the discussion of abstract problems in sociology and metaphysics are very impressive.
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Others, however, attempt to live up to their theories, not so much for their personal enjoyment, as for the satisfaction that comes from intellectual consistency.
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If a young Russian gives his intellectual assent to a theory, his first thought is to illustrate it in his life.
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In 1831 he had the good fortune to meet the poet Pushkin, and a few months later in the same year he was presented to Madame Smirnova; these friends gave him the entree to the literary salons, and the young author, lonesome as he was, found the intellectual stimulation he needed.
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At Berlin he breathed for the first time the free air of intellectual Europe, and he was never able long to live out of that element again.
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Kropotkin says of him: "He knew, and more than knew-he felt with every nerve of his poetical mind-that, apart from a handful of stronger men and women, the true curse of the Russian 'intellectual' is the weakness of his will, the insufficient strength of his desires.
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In all the contemporaneous questions, intellectual movements, debates and ideals with which the young generation is occupied, Turgenev finds not the least common sense and gives us to understand that they lead only to demoralisation, emptiness, prosaic shallowness, and cynicism.
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Many of us certainly have feelings like that; but while these two intellectuals are endeavouring to analyse happiness, and losing it in the process of analysis, the two young lovers, Arkady and Katya, whose brows are never furrowed by cerebration, are finding happiness in the familiar human way.
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His thought dives below and soars above the regions where even notable philosophers live out their intellectual lives.
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I can only say, 'Rejoice and take your pleasure,' and at the same time I feel sad to think that such an intellectual force as yours should expend itself in cutting wood, heating the samovar, and sewing boots.
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He was quickly undeceived; and instead of receiving intellectual food, he was forced to work in a baker's shop, for a miserable pittance.
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Just as the austere, intellectual beauty of Greek drama forms striking evidence of the extraordinarily high average of culture in Athenian life, so the success of an author like Chekhov is abundant proof of the immense number of readers of truly cultivated taste that are scattered over Holy Russia.
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For Chekhov's stories are exclusively intellectual and subtle.
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The fear of death, which to an intensely intellectual people like the Russians, is an obsession of terror, and shadows all their literature, -it appears all through Tolstoi's diary and novels,-is analysed in many forms by Chekhov.
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Examples of Intellectual

Example #1
Involuntarily David's eyes ran round the room before he replied.
Example #2
There had been other ways to overcome this crisis, but he had rejected them for a course fantastic and fatal when looked at in the light of ordinary reason.
Example #3
Despite these efforts, the Project's eBooks and any medium they may be on may contain "Defects".
Example #4
To create these eBooks, the Project expends considerable efforts to identify, transcribe and proofread public domain works.
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So the Secretary made the purchase and the distribution.
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Indeed, I think my country was ashamed to have so improvident a person in its employ.