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intellectual

adjective     /ˌɪn.təlˈek.tju.əl/ US  /-t̬əlˈek.tʃu-/
B2 relating to your ability to think and understand things, especially complicated ideas: Looking after a baby at home all day is nice but it doesn't provide much intellectual stimulation. I like detective stories and romances - nothing too intellectual.Logic and reasonIntelligencePerceptive intellectually     /-ə.li/ adverb C2 She's hoping to find a job which is more demanding intellectually.Logic and reason
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