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Another word for intelligent

Adjective
  1. Having or showing intelligence, often of a high order

  2. See also:

    ability

  3. Mentally quick and original

  4. See also:

    ability

  5. Consistent with reason and intellect

  6. See also:

    reason

Another word for intelligent

Modifier
  1. Said of conduct

  2. See also:

    judicious

Synonym Study

  • Intellectual suggests keen intelligence coupled with interest and ability in the more advanced fields of knowledge
  • Brilliant implies an unusually high degree of intelligence
  • Bright and smart are somewhat informal, less precise equivalents for any of the preceding
  • Alert emphasizes quickness in sizing up a situation
  • Clever implies quickness in learning or understanding, but sometimes connotes a lack of thoroughness or depth
  • Intelligent implies the ability to learn or understand from experience or to respond successfully to a new experience