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intellectual

adjective uk   /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.
intellectually
adverb uk   /-ə.li/ us  
C2 She's hoping to find a job which is more demanding intellectually.

intellectual

noun [C] uk   /ˌɪn.təlˈek.tju.əl/ us    /-t̬əlˈek.tʃu-/
C2 a very educated person whose interests are studying and other activities that involve careful thinking and mental effort: She was too much of an intellectual to find popular movies interesting.
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