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Meaning & Definition of Intellectual in English

English

Intellectual

/ɪntəlɛkʧuəl/

noun

1. A person who uses the mind creatively

    synonym:
  • intellectual
  • ,
  • intellect

adjective

1. Of or associated with or requiring the use of the mind

  • "Intellectual problems"
  • "The triumph of the rational over the animal side of man"
    synonym:
  • intellectual
  • ,
  • rational
  • ,
  • noetic

2. Appealing to or using the intellect

  • "Satire is an intellectual weapon"
  • "Intellectual workers engaged in creative literary or artistic or scientific labor"
  • "Has tremendous intellectual sympathy for oppressed people"
  • "Coldly intellectual"
  • "Sort of the intellectual type"
  • "Intellectual literature"
    synonym:
  • intellectual

3. Involving intelligence rather than emotions or instinct

  • "A cerebral approach to the problem"
  • "Cerebral drama"
    synonym:
  • cerebral
  • ,
  • intellectual

Examples of using

In my view, everyone should have intellectual hobbies as well as an interest in physical activities.
Chess is a highly intellectual game.