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Literary, formal, or erudite. Used of language.
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  1. Literary, formal, or erudite. Used of language.
  2. Given to reading; fond of study; better acquainted with books than with people; learned from books.
  3. Relying chiefly on book learning rather than practical experience; impractical or unworldly:
Intellectual ability; intellect:
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  1. Intellectual ability; intellect:
  2. The primary director or planner, as of an organization or movement.
  3. The part of the nervous system in vertebrates that is enclosed within the skull, is connected with the spinal cord, and is composed of gray matter and white matter. It is the control center of the central nervous system, receiving sensory impulses from the rest of the body and transmitting motor impulses for the regulation of voluntary movement. The brain also contains the centers of consciousness, thought, language, memory, and emotion.
(Informal) Very intellectually capable.
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  1. (Informal) Very intellectually capable.
  2. (Informal) Having a good mind; intelligent
  3. Intelligent; smart.
Executed or performed by the mind; existing in the mind:
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  1. Executed or performed by the mind; existing in the mind:
  2. Executed or performed by the mind; existing in the mind:
  3. Of or relating to the mind:
Relating to or involving the brain or cerebrum.
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  1. Relating to or involving the brain or cerebrum.
  2. Of, appealing to, or conceived by the intellect rather than the emotions; intellectual
  3. Appealing to or requiring the use of the intellect; intellectual rather than emotional:
Capable of some independent functioning because equipped with a microprocessor or computer
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  1. Capable of some independent functioning because equipped with a microprocessor or computer
  2. Showing sound judgment and rationality:
  3. Appealing to the intellect; intellectual:
One who attends school or studies with a teacher; a student.
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  1. One who attends school or studies with a teacher; a student.
  2. A specialist in a particular branch of learning, esp. in the humanities
  3. A specialist in a given branch of knowledge:
A source of opinion; a critic:
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  1. A source of opinion; a critic:
  2. A self-professed expert in a particular field, especially as called upon to provide comment or opinion in the media; a commentator, a critic. [from 19th c.]
  3. A learned person in India; someone with knowledge of Sanskrit, philosophy, religion and law; a Hindu scholar. [from 17th c.]
Particular character or essential spirit or nature of a nation, place, age, etc.
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  1. Particular character or essential spirit or nature of a nation, place, age, etc.
  2. Extraordinary intellectual and creative power:
  3. A person having such capacity or ability
A person who meets difficulties with calmness and composure
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  1. A person who meets difficulties with calmness and composure
  2. A person who studies or is an expert in philosophy
  3. A person who lives by or expounds a system of philosophy
One who thinks; specif., a person capable of, or known for, profound or incisive thought; intellectual, sage, etc.
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  1. One who thinks; specif., a person capable of, or known for, profound or incisive thought; intellectual, sage, etc.
One who has an academic viewpoint or a scholarly background.
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  1. One who has an academic viewpoint or a scholarly background.
  2. Alternative form of academic.
  3. A faculty member or scholar at an institution of higher learning, such as a university.
(Now chiefly US) A member (especially a senior one) of the faculty at a college or university; an academic. [from 17th c.]
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  1. (Now chiefly US) A member (especially a senior one) of the faculty at a college or university; an academic. [from 17th c.]
  2. A member or follower of an academy, or society for promoting science, art, or literature, such as the French Academy, or the Royal Academy of Arts. [From 17th c.]
  3. An artist, writer, etc. who follows certain academic rules or conventions
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  1. An avid book reader.
  2. One who spends much time reading or studying.
  3. Any of various insects, especially booklice and silverfish, that infest books and feed on the paste in the bindings.
One who possesses or affects a high degree of culture or learning.
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  1. One who possesses or affects a high degree of culture or learning.
  2. A person having or affecting highly cultivated, intellectual tastes; intellectual
An intellectual; a highbrow.
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  1. An intellectual; a highbrow.
  2. (Pejorative) A bald person, especially a man.
A highly intelligent person
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  1. A highly intelligent person
  2. (photochemistry) One mole of photons, regardless of frequency, as used to measure irradiance.
One dedicated to the arts and especially to classical music.
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  1. One dedicated to the arts and especially to classical music.
  2. A person considered to have excessively refined taste for the arts.
  3. A person with a deep interest in the classical arts, especially music.
A learned, bookish, or pedantic woman
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  1. A learned, bookish, or pedantic woman
  2. A woman with strong scholarly or literary interests.
Relating to or involving the brain or cerebrum.
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  1. Relating to or involving the brain or cerebrum.
  2. Of, appealing to, or conceived by the intellect rather than the emotions; intellectual
  3. Appealing to or requiring the use of the intellect; intellectual rather than emotional:
Of, relating to, or generated by the intellect.
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  1. Of, relating to, or generated by the intellect.
Executed or performed by the mind; existing in the mind:
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  1. Executed or performed by the mind; existing in the mind:
  2. Executed or performed by the mind; existing in the mind:
  3. Of or relating to the mind:
Beyond natural or known physical processes
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  1. Beyond natural or known physical processes
  2. Of, relating to, affecting, or influenced by the human mind or psyche; mental:
  3. Capable of extraordinary mental processes, such as extrasensory perception and mental telepathy.
Outside the realm of the physical; supernatural, psychic. [from 19th c.]
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  1. Outside the realm of the physical; supernatural, psychic. [from 19th c.]
  2. (Theology) Pertaining to the animal nature of man, as opposed to the spirit. [from 18th c.]
  3. Performed by or pertaining to the mind or spirit; mental, psychic. [from 17th c.]
Without an objective, or reasonably logical foundation.
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  1. Without an objective, or reasonably logical foundation.
  2. Of the mind; mental
  3. Of or relating to psychology:
Relating to or involving the brain or cerebrum.
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  1. Relating to or involving the brain or cerebrum.
  2. Of, appealing to, or conceived by the intellect rather than the emotions; intellectual
  3. Appealing to or requiring the use of the intellect; intellectual rather than emotional:
Very complex or complicated:
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  1. Very complex or complicated:
  2. Not simple, artless, naive, etc.; urbane, worldly-wise, etc. or knowledgeable, perceptive, subtle, etc.
  3. Suitable for or appealing to the tastes of sophisticates:
Exhibiting or characterized by careful thought:
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  1. Exhibiting or characterized by careful thought:
  2. Heedful, careful, attentive, etc.; esp., considerate of others; kind
  3. Engrossed in thought:
Of or for a highbrow
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  1. Of or for a highbrow
  2. Of, relating to, or being highly cultured or intellectual:
  3. (US, colloquial) Intellectually stimulating, highly cultured.
Full of light; shining.
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  1. Full of light; shining.
  2. Superb; wonderful:
  3. Sharp and clear in tone:
(Archaic) Aware (of something)
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  1. (Archaic) Aware (of something)
  2. Showing sound judgment and rationality:
  3. Appealing to the intellect; intellectual:
Possessing knowledge, information, or understanding:
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  1. Possessing knowledge, information, or understanding:
  2. Suggestive of secret or private knowledge:
  3. Shrewd or showing clever awareness.
  1. Intelligent and perceptive
  2. Possessing or showing knowledge or intelligence; perceptive and well-informed.
  3. Having knowledge, especially of a particular subject
The control center, as of a ship, aircraft, or spacecraft.
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  1. The control center, as of a ship, aircraft, or spacecraft.
  2. Exceptional intellectual ability; intelligence:
  3. The portion of the vertebrate central nervous system that is enclosed within the cranium, continuous with the spinal cord, and composed of gray matter and white matter. It is the primary center for the regulation and control of bodily activities, receiving and interpreting sensory impulses, and transmitting information to the muscles and body organs. In humans, it is also the seat of consciousness, thought, memory, and emotion.
A person's individual ability to think and reason:
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  1. A person's individual ability to think and reason:
  2. A mind or intelligence, esp. a superior one
  3. The ability to reason or understand or to perceive relationships, differences, etc.; power of thought; mind
The part or faculty of a person by which one feels, perceives, thinks, remembers, desires, and imagines:
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  1. The part or faculty of a person by which one feels, perceives, thinks, remembers, desires, and imagines:
  2. Focus of thought; attention:
  3. Opinion or sentiment:
One who thinks or reasons in a certain way:
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  1. One who thinks or reasons in a certain way:
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