Intelligent synonyms

ĭn-tĕl'ə-jənt

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Constituting, or occurring as, an exception; not ordinary or average; esp., much above average in quality, ability, etc.
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The definition of perspicacious is being perceptive with clear vision and good judgment.
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Exhibiting ingenuity or imagination; creative or artful:
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Happy, in good spirits.
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Characterized by exceptionally early development or maturity.
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(Informal) Very intellectually capable.
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Having or showing good judgment or understanding; astute
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Having or showing keen perception or discernment and sound judgment, foresight, etc.
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Of or inclined to contemplation; thoughtful; meditative
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Proceeding from or marked by wisdom and calm judgment:
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(Idiomatic) Alert, active, or attentive; on top of things.
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Clever, resourceful, original, and inventive
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Able or seeming to penetrate:
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The definition of shrewd is sharp or intelligent with practical concerns.
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Temporarily speechless, as with shock or fear:
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Consistent with reason and intellect
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Shrewd; clever
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Having, applying, or showing sound judgment; wise and careful
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Having, showing, or requiring great insight or understanding:
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Having the ability to perceive; keen in discernment.
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Having or showing intelligence, often of a high order
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(Especially of a person) Which serves one's own interests in an unemotional, analytical manner.
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Ready; especially fitted or qualified (to do something); quick to learn; prompt; expert; as, a pupil apt to learn; an apt scholar.
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(Colloquial) mentally competent; not absentminded
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Aware; fully informed; having understanding
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Having considerable knowledge of many subjects, esp. those of current interest
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Of, relating to, or characterized by invention.
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Said of persons or beings
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Rational rather than emotional:
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Marked by steady attention and effort; assiduous:
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The definition of smart is someone who is intelligent, someone who is well dressed and looking sharp or something that can act on its own accord.
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(Dated) Destitute of strength, whether of body or mind; feeble; impotent; especially, mentally weak.
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Created by, indicative of, or characterized by imagination or creativity.
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(Idiomatic) Behaving in a foolish, frivolous, or uncomprehending manner as a ruse for concealing clever deeds or deeper intentions.
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Endowed with one or more talents.
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Keen or quick of mind; shrewd
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Based on or characterized by good judgment or sound thinking:
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Entertainingly and strikingly clever or original in concept, design, or performance:
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Suitable for use in cutting or piercing; having a very thin edge or fine point; keen
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(Historical) Having knowledge of black magic, etc.
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Having a clear, orderly mind; sensible.
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Having or showing a lack or deficiency of intelligence
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(Of a voice or sound) having a sharp, clear tone
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(Often with "to" + infinitive or with a prepositional phrase) Enthusiastic
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Tending to create things, or having the ability to create often, excellently, in a novel fashion, or any or all of these.
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(Usage Problem) Susceptible to action or treatment:
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Able to act effectively or imaginatively, especially in difficult situations.
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The definition of knowledgeable is someone with intelligence.
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Mentally responsive and perceptive; quick.
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The definition of quick is someone or something which is prompt or swift.
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The definition of ready is a person or thing that is available or likely to do something.
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Having or showing heed for the well-being or happiness of others and a propensity for anticipating their needs or wishes.
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Acting with or showing good sense; able to make good judgements based on reason.
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The definition of rational is something that makes sense or that could be based in fact or someone who behaves and thinks logically.
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Logically correct or consistent.
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endowed with the capacity to reason
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Sizable; considerable:
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The definition of levelheaded is calm and sensible.
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Compatible with an accepted point of view; orthodox:
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(Not comparable) Relating to the origin or beginning; preceding all others.
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Not excessive or extreme; fair:
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Able and efficient; having the ability needed for a specific task; having the disposition to do something; permitting or being susceptible to something.
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Endowed with great natural ability, intelligence, or talent:
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Alternative spelling of quick-witted.
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Able to recognize or draw fine distinctions or judgments:
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The definition of deep is going far down or far away, something strongly felt, or something that is hard to understand.
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Said of persons or beings
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That thinks or can think; rational
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Slow to learn or understand; obtuse.
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Embarrassed; abashed:
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Slow to comprehend.
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Having better vision for distant objects than for near ones; hyperopic
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Having or exhibiting keenly perceptive intellect.
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Alternative spelling of level-headed.
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Showing foolishness or stupidity.
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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
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