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Synonyms for intelligentɪnˈtɛl ɪ dʒənt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. intelligent(adj)

    having the capacity for thought and reason especially to a high degree

    "is there intelligent life in the universe?"; "an intelligent question"

    thinking(a), healthy, sound, levelheaded, reasoning(a), level-headed, well-informed

    naive, naif, unintelligent, unreasonable, irrational, brainless, stupid, headless

  2. intelligent, well-informed(adj)

    possessing sound knowledge

    "well-informed readers"

    sound, intelligent, well-informed, thinking(a), healthy, reasoning(a), level-headed, levelheaded

    brainless, unintelligent, naive, naif, irrational, headless, unreasonable, stupid

  3. healthy, intelligent, levelheaded, level-headed, sound(adj)

    exercising or showing good judgment

    "healthy scepticism"; "a healthy fear of rattlesnakes"; "the healthy attitude of French laws"; "healthy relations between labor and management"; "an intelligent solution"; "a sound approach to the problem"; "sound advice"; "no sound explanation for his decision"

    levelheaded, reasoning(a), good, salubrious, well-informed, sizable, sound, wakeless, well-grounded, sizeable, effectual, thinking(a), hefty, profound, healthy, heavy, reasoned, legal, respectable, intelligent, goodly, goodish, level-headed, tidy, good for you(p)

    unreasonable, brainless, stupid, unintelligent, naive, irrational, headless, naif

  4. intelligent, reasoning(a), thinking(a)(adj)

    endowed with the capacity to reason

    unreasonable, unintelligent, headless, brainless, stupid, naif, naive, irrational


  1. intelligent(adjective)


  2. intelligent(adjective)

    of high or especially quick cognitive capacity, bright.


  3. intelligent(adjective)

    well thought-out, well considered


  4. intelligent(adjective)

    characterized by thoughtful interaction


  5. intelligent(adjective)

    Having the same level of brain power as mankind.


English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. intelligent

    Clever, as used in England, especially implies an aptitude for study or learning, and for excellent tho not preeminent mental achievement. The early New England usage as implying simple and weak good nature has largely affected the use of the word throughout the United States, where it has never been much in favor. Smart, indicating dashing ability, is now coming to have a suggestion of unscrupulousness, similar to that of the word sharp, which makes its use a doubtful compliment. The discriminating use of such words as able, gifted, talented, etc., is greatly preferable to an excessive use of the word clever. Compare ACUMEN; ASTUTE; POWER.

    able, adroit, apt, bright, capable, clever, dexterous, expert, gifted, happy, ingenious, intellectual, keen, knowing, quick, quick-witted, sharp, skilful, smart, talented

    awkward, bungling, clumsy, dull, foolish, idiotic, ignorant, senseless, slow, stupid, thick-headed, witless

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. intelligent(a.)

    knowing, understanding, instructed, enlightened, skilful, skilled, clever, well-informed

  2. intelligent(a.)

    astute, acute, quick, bright, apt, shrewd, discerning, clear-sighted, keen-sighted, quick-sighted, sharp-sighted, sharp-witted, keen-eyed, long-headed, clear-headed

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