Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun intellect

3 senses of intellect

Sense 1
mind, intellect -- (knowledge and intellectual ability; "he reads to improve his mind"; "he has a keen intellect")
       => intelligence -- (the ability to comprehend; to understand and profit from experience)

Sense 2
reason, understanding, intellect -- (the capacity for rational thought or inference or discrimination; "we are told that man is endowed with reason and capable of distinguishing good from evil")
       => faculty, mental faculty, module -- (one of the inherent cognitive or perceptual powers of the mind)

Sense 3
intellectual, intellect -- (a person who uses the mind creatively)
       => person, individual, someone, somebody, mortal, soul -- (a human being; "there was too much for one person to do")

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