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intellectual

adjective  us   /ˌɪnt·əlˈek·tʃu·əl/
relating to the ability to think and understand ideas at a high level, or involving ideas: He was among the political and intellectual leaders of his time.

intellectual

noun [C]  us   /ˌɪn·təlˈek·tʃu·əl/
a person whose life or work centers around the study or use of ideas, such as in teaching or writing
Translations of “intellectual”
in Korean 지적인…
in Arabic مُثقّف, ذَكي…
in Portuguese intelectual…
in Catalan intel·lectual…
in Japanese 知的な, 知識人…
in Italian intellettuale…
in Chinese (Traditional) 智力的,腦力的…
in Russian умственный, интеллектуальный…
in Turkish zihinsel, akla dayanan, entelektüel…
in Chinese (Simplified) 智力的,脑力的…
in Polish intelektualny, inteligentny…
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