Another word for intelligent

Another word for intelligent DEFAULT

1. intelligent

adjective. ['ˌɪnˈtɛlədʒənt'] having the capacity for thought and reason especially to a high degree.

  • prehensile
  • brainy
  • quick
  • precocious
  • searching
  • apt
  • scintillating
  • smart
  • trenchant
  • brilliant
  • smart as a whip
  • agile
  • natural
  • innate
  • bright
  • nimble
  • ready
  • born
  • clever
  • stupidity
  • unintelligent
  • retarded
  • inability

Words that Rhyme with Intelligent

  • abandonment
  • abatement
  • aberrant
  • abhorrent
  • abortifacient
  • abridgement
  • absent
  • absorbent
  • abstinent
  • abundant
  • accelerant
  • accident
  • accompaniment
  • accompaniment
  • accomplishment
  • accountant
  • accouterment
  • accoutrement
  • achievement
  • acknowledgement

How to spell intelligent? Is it inteligente? Or intellegent? Common misspellings are:

Example sentences of the word intelligent


1. Adjective
These birds are intelligent and inquisitive and become bored if left alone in the confined space of a cage.

Quotes containing the word intelligent


1. If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales.
- Albert Einstein

2. Happiness in intelligent people is the rarest thing I know.
- Ernest Hemingway, The Garden of Eden

3. Great art speaks a language which every intelligent person can understand. The people who call themselves modernists today speak a different language.
- Marshall McLuhan

2. intelligent

adjective. ['ˌɪnˈtɛlədʒənt'] possessing sound knowledge.

  • nonexploratory
  • disinclined

3. intelligent

adjective. ['ˌɪnˈtɛlədʒənt'] exercising or showing good judgment.

  • sensible
  • levelheaded
  • healthy
  • sound
  • level-headed
  • unhurried
  • unexcitable
  • late
  • uninquiring

4. intelligent

adjective. ['ˌɪnˈtɛlədʒənt'] endowed with the capacity to reason.

  • unacquisitive
  • inactive
  • slow
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Frequently Asked Questions About clever

How does the adjective clever differ from other similar words?

Some common synonyms of clever are adroit, cunning, and ingenious. While all these words mean "having or showing practical wit or skill in contriving," clever stresses physical or mental quickness, deftness, or great aptitude.

a person clever with horses

When might adroit be a better fit than clever?

The words adroit and clever can be used in similar contexts, but adroit often implies a skillful use of expedients to achieve one's purpose in spite of difficulties.

an adroit negotiator

Where would cunning be a reasonable alternative to clever?

The meanings of cunning and clever largely overlap; however, cunning implies great skill in constructing or creating.

a filmmaker cunning in his use of special effects

When is it sensible to use ingenious instead of clever?

While the synonyms ingenious and clever are close in meaning, ingenious suggests the power of inventing or discovering a new way of accomplishing something.

an ingenious software engineer

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[ in-tel-i-juhnt ]

/ ɪnˈtɛl ɪ dʒənt /

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adjective

having good understanding or a high mental capacity; quick to comprehend, as persons or animals: an intelligent student.

displaying or characterized by quickness of understanding, sound thought, or good judgment: an intelligent reply.

having the faculty of reasoning and understanding; possessing intelligence: intelligent beings in outer space.

Computers. pertaining to the ability to do data processing locally; smart: An intelligent terminal can edit input before transmission to a host computer.Compare dumb (def. 8).

Archaic. having understanding or knowledge (usually followed by of).

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Origin of intelligent

First recorded in 1500–10; from Latin intelligent- (stem of intelligēns, present participle of intelligere, variant of intellegere “to understand,” literally, “choose between),” equivalent to intel- (variant of inter-inter-) + -lig- (combining form of leg-, stem of legere “to pick up, choose”; cf. lection) + -ent--ent

synonym study for intelligent

1. Intelligent,intellectual describe distinctive mental capacity. Intelligent often suggests a natural quickness of understanding: an intelligent reader.Intellectual implies not only having a high degree of understanding, but also a capacity and taste for the higher forms of knowledge: intellectual interests.2. See sharp.

OTHER WORDS FROM intelligent

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WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH intelligent

intelligent , intellectual (see synonym study at the current entry)

Words nearby intelligent

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Words related to intelligent

imaginative, inventive, wise, brilliant, knowledgeable, resourceful, creative, bright, perceptive, smart, rational, brainy, well-informed, original, astute, able, acute, alert, alive, apt

How to use intelligent in a sentence

  • Each of these developments, FAIR’s researchers say, brings the lab incrementally closer to achieving intelligent robotic assistants.

    Facebook is training robot assistants to hear as well as see|Karen Hao|August 21, 2020|MIT Technology Review

  • “If you can find a way of doing satisfiability problems that takes into account the symmetries in an intelligent way, then you’ve made the problem much easier,” said Hales.

    Computer Search Settles 90-Year-Old Math Problem|Kevin Hartnett|August 19, 2020|Quanta Magazine

  • In 1950, the mathematician Alan Turing suggested that if you could converse with a machine without knowing whether it was a machine or a person, you should consider that machine intelligent.

    That chatbot I’ve loved to hate|Tate Ryan-Mosley|August 19, 2020|MIT Technology Review

  • Armed with a deep, versatile roster stocked with hyper-intelligent defenders, Nurse is the NBA’s most inventive defensive coach, tinkering night to night and even on the fly within games.

    The Raptors’ Defense Is Almost Never The Same, But It’s Always Really Good|Jared Dubin|August 17, 2020|FiveThirtyEight

  • Look for solutions that provide intelligent automation and enable human SEOs on the team to focus on the more creative aspects of each campaign.

    SEO in the second half of 2020: Five search opportunities to act on now|Jim Yu|August 17, 2020|Search Engine Watch

  • Governor Jindal seems like a good guy, intelligent, reasonable.

    Why 2016’s Hopefuls Are Hopeless|P. J. O’Rourke|November 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST

  • Vice President Jindal: “Here is a good, intelligent, and reasonable plan for legislative action.”

    Why 2016’s Hopefuls Are Hopeless|P. J. O’Rourke|November 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST

  • I thought he was very intelligent, very gentle, soft-spoken, precise.

    All Eyes on Anjelica Huston: The Legendary Actress on Love, Abuse, and Jack Nicholson|Alex Suskind|November 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST

  • That kind of spoiled naïveté seems inexcusable in a clearly intelligent author who is pushing 30.

    Time to Grow Up, Lena Dunham|Emily Shire|October 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST

  • Genuinely funny and intelligent and navel-gazing and strange, these parts might eventually add up to something truly big.

    Lars Iyer’s ‘Wittgenstein Jr.’ Plumbs the Deep Fun of Philosophical Fiction|Drew Smith|October 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST

  • All our intelligent students will insist upon learning what they can of these discussions and forming opinions for themselves.

    The Salvaging Of Civilisation|H. G. (Herbert George) Wells

  • So intelligent were her methods that she doubtless had great influence in making the memory of his art enduring.

    Women in the fine arts, from the Seventh Century B.C. to the Twentieth Century A.D.|Clara Erskine Clement

  • His dark, shining, almost too intelligent eyes looked at Nigel, and looked away.

    Bella Donna|Robert Hichens

  • With less intelligent children traces of this tendency to take pictorial representation for reality may appear as late as four.

    Children's Ways|James Sully

  • He looks about thirty-five, has a clean-shaven intelligent face, and is dressed in a dark tweed suit.

    First Plays|A. A. Milne

British Dictionary definitions for intelligent

intelligent


adjective

having or indicating intelligence

having high intelligence; clever

indicating high intelligence; perceptivean intelligent guess

guided by reason; rational

(of computerized functions) able to modify action in the light of ongoing events

(postpositive foll by of) archaichaving knowledge or informationthey were intelligent of his whereabouts

Derived forms of intelligent

intelligently, adverb

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antonyms for intelligent

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In 1950, the mathematician Alan Turing suggested that if you could converse with a machine without knowing whether it was a machine or a person, you should consider that machine intelligent.

THAT CHATBOT I’VE LOVED TO HATETATE RYAN-MOSLEYAUGUST 19, 2020MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW

All our intelligent students will insist upon learning what they can of these discussions and forming opinions for themselves.

THE SALVAGING OF CIVILISATIONH. G. (HERBERT GEORGE) WELLS

WORDS RELATED TO INTELLIGENT

able

adjectiveable to perform well; having a proven capacity

ablest

adjectiveable to perform well; having a proven capacity

alert

adjectiveattentive, lively

apt

adjectivequick to learn

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Words used to describe intelligent or wise people - thesaurus


apt

adjective

good at learning

be all there

phrase

if you say someone is all there, you mean they are of normalintelligence

brainy

adjective

informal very intelligent, especially in an academic way

have a lot on the ball

phrase

to be very intelligent or good at what you do

heads-up

adjective

Americaninformallively and intelligent

imaginative

adjective

used about someone who has new, different, or excitingideas

lively

adjective

showing a lot of intelligence and interest in things

luminous

adjective

mainly literary very intelligent or beautiful

no/nobody’s fool

phrase

intelligent and with a lot of experience of life so that you do not allow other people to trick you

not miss much

phrase

to be intelligent and always know what is happening around you

on the ball

phrase

informalquick to understand what is happening and what must be done

original

adjective

capable of creatingideas, writings, etc. that are new, interesting, and different from anything else

owlish

adjective

someone who is owlish has round eyes, or seems wise

pointy-headed

adjective

informal very intelligent in a way that you find annoying

precocious

adjective

a precociouschild is more intelligent or behaves in a more developed way than you would expect for their age

sagacious

adjective

very formal wise and able to makegoodpracticaldecisions

sage

adjective

literary wise and showinggoodjudgment

sapient

adjective

literary wise

sharp

adjective

intelligent and quick to notice something or react to something

shrewd

adjective

good at trickingpeople to get something you want

venerable

adjective

very old and wise or respected

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Oxford English and Spanish Dictionary, Synonyms, and Spanish to English Translator

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adjective

1‘Breuer is an intelligent writer’

clever, bright, brilliant, sharp, quick, quick-witted, quick on the uptake, smart, canny, astute, intuitive, thinking, acute, alert, keen, insightful, perceptive, perspicacious, penetrating, discerning
apt, able, gifted, talented
informal have a good head on one's shoulders, there are no flies on …
British informal know how many beans make five
North American informal whip-smart

2‘an extraterrestrial intelligent being’

rational, capable of thought, higher-order

3‘intelligent machines’

robotic, automatic, self-regulating, capable of learning

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Intelligent synonyms

exceptional

Constituting, or occurring as, an exception; not ordinary or average; esp., much above average in quality, ability, etc.

clever

Exhibiting ingenuity or imagination; creative or artful:

perspicacious

The definition of perspicacious is being perceptive with clear vision and good judgment.

discerning

Having or showing good judgment or understanding; astute

sagacious

Having or showing keen perception or discernment and sound judgment, foresight, etc.

ingenious

Clever, resourceful, original, and inventive

perceptive

Having the ability to perceive; keen in discernment.

sage

Proceeding from or marked by wisdom and calm judgment:

contemplative

Of or inclined to contemplation; thoughtful; meditative

judicious(related)

Having, applying, or showing sound judgment; wise and careful

reason(related)

Consistent with reason and intellect

profound

Having, showing, or requiring great insight or understanding:

ability(related)

Having or showing intelligence, often of a high order

shrewd

The definition of shrewd is sharp or intelligent with practical concerns.

dumb(related)

Temporarily speechless, as with shock or fear:

on-the-qui-vive

Said of persons or beings

studious

Marked by steady attention and effort; assiduous:

calculating

(Especially of a person) Which serves one's own interests in an unemotional, analytical manner.

having it in one

Said of persons or beings

well-informed

Having considerable knowledge of many subjects, esp. those of current interest

inventive

Of, relating to, or characterized by invention.

listening to reason

Said of persons or beings

smart

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.

acute

Keen or quick of mind; shrewd

sharp

Suitable for use in cutting or piercing; having a very thin edge or fine point; keen

imbecile(antonym)

(Dated) Destitute of strength, whether of body or mind; feeble; impotent; especially, mentally weak.

imaginative

Created by, indicative of, or characterized by imagination or creativity.

unintelligent(antonym)

Having or showing a lack or deficiency of intelligence

wise

(Historical) Having knowledge of black magic, etc.

responsible

Based on or characterized by good judgment or sound thinking:

witty

Entertainingly and strikingly clever or original in concept, design, or performance:

not born yesterday

Said of persons or beings

having a head on one's shoulders

Said of persons or beings

knowledgeable

The definition of knowledgeable is someone with intelligence.

alert

Mentally responsive and perceptive; quick.

quick

The definition of quick is someone or something which is prompt or swift.

thoughtful

Having or showing heed for the well-being or happiness of others and a propensity for anticipating their needs or wishes.

rational

The definition of rational is something that makes sense or that could be based in fact or someone who behaves and thinks logically.

reasoning

endowed with the capacity to reason

gifted

Endowed with great natural ability, intelligence, or talent:

discriminating

Able to recognize or draw fine distinctions or judgments:

able

(Usage Problem) Susceptible to action or treatment:

farsighted

Having better vision for distant objects than for near ones; hyperopic

sharp-witted

Having or exhibiting keenly perceptive intellect.

resourceful

Able to act effectively or imaginatively, especially in difficult situations.

ready

The definition of ready is a person or thing that is available or likely to do something.

on the beam

Said of persons or beings

nobody's fool

Said of persons or beings

levelheaded

The definition of levelheaded is calm and sensible.

sound

Compatible with an accepted point of view; orthodox:

original

(Not comparable) Relating to the origin or beginning; preceding all others.

having one's wits about one

Said of persons or beings

deep

The definition of deep is going far down or far away, something strongly felt, or something that is hard to understand.

smart as a whip

Said of persons or beings

thinking

That thinks or can think; rational

stupid(antonym)

Slow to learn or understand; obtuse.

foolish(antonym)

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