• noun: a smart person who enjoys serious study and thought
  • noun: intellectual powers
  • adjective: of or relating to the ability to think in a logical way
  • adjective: of or relating to the 'intellect' or its use
  • synonyms: mental, highbrowed, rational


  • the protection of 'intellectual property' rights [=the rights of a person who has thought of or invented something that other people want to use, profit from, etc.]

  • the library's commitment to 'intellectual freedom' [=freedom that allows people to think about or study what they want]

  • He thinks that he's an 'intellectual', but he doesn't know what he's talking about.

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Movie quotes

  • (..) guy telling you this? Of course, some use a more basic method. What's next? What does this El'onore look like? I don't know, I don't care. It's intellectual. Emotional. Before focusing on the physical I seek a mind to mind relationship. Intellectual fine. But what if she looks like a dog? You'd be having an intellectual "mind to dog" relationship. Very elegant. Really. Nothing to add. Bravo. (..)
    2011 Intouchables