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Another word for intelligent

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

    See also:

    ability

  2. Mentally quick and original

  3. Consistent with reason and intellect

      1. Capable of reasoning; rational:
      2. Governed by or being in accordance with reason or sound thinking:
      3. Being within the bounds of common sense:
      1. Having or exercising the ability to reason.
      2. Consistent with or based on reason or good judgment; logical or sensible:
      3. Of sound mind; sane:
      1. Of, relating to, in accordance with, or of the nature of logic:
      2. Based on earlier or otherwise known statements, events, or conditions; reasonable:
      3. Reasoning or capable of reasoning in a clear and consistent manner:
      1. Following as a natural effect, result, or conclusion:
      2. Following as a logical conclusion.
      3. Logically correct or consistent.
    See also:

    reason

Another word for intelligent

Modifier
  1. Said of persons or beings

  2. Said of conduct

    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