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intellectual

adjective
 
 
/ˌɪntəlˈektjuəl/
THINKING B2 using or relating to your ability to think and understand things: intellectual work intellectual and physical developmentLogic and reasonKnowing and learning
INTERESTED IN IDEAS interested in learning and in thinking about complicated ideas: She's very intellectual.Knowing and learning
intellectually adverb
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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