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English definition of “intelligent”

intelligent

adjective uk   /ɪnˈtel.ɪ.dʒənt/ us  
B1 showing intelligence, or able to learn and understand things easily: a highly intelligent young man an intelligent remark Helen had a few intelligent things to say on the subject.IntelligencePerceptive
intelligently
adverb uk   /-li/ us  
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