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

1 sense of intellectual

Sense 1
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")

Antonyms of adj intellectual

3 senses of intellectual

Sense 1
intellectual, rational, noetic -- (of or associated with or requiring the use of the mind; "intellectual problems"; "the triumph of the rational over the animal side of man")

INDIRECT (VIA mental) -> physical -- (involving the body as distinguished from the mind or spirit; "physical exercise"; "physical suffering"; "was sloppy about everything but her physical appearance")

Sense 2
intellectual (vs. nonintellectual) -- (appealing to or using the intellect; "satire is an intellectual weapon"; "intellectual workers engaged in creative literary or artistic or scientific labor"; "has tremendous intellectual sympathy for oppressed people"; "coldly intellectual"; "sort of the intellectual type"; "intellectual literature")

nonintellectual (vs. intellectual) -- (not intellectual)
        => anti-intellectual, philistine -- (smug and ignorant and indifferent or hostile to artistic and cultural values)
        => lowbrow, lowbrowed, uncultivated -- (characteristic of a person who is not cultivated or does not have intellectual tastes; "lowbrow tastes")
        => mindless -- (requiring little mental effort; "mindless tasks")

Sense 3
cerebral (vs. emotional), intellectual -- (involving intelligence rather than emotions or instinct; "a cerebral approach to the problem"; "cerebral drama")


Similarity of adj intellectual

3 senses of intellectual

Sense 1
intellectual, rational, noetic -- (of or associated with or requiring the use of the mind; "intellectual problems"; "the triumph of the rational over the animal side of man")
       => mental (vs. physical) -- (involving the mind or an intellectual process; "mental images of happy times"; "mental calculations"; "in a terrible mental state"; "mental suffering"; "free from mental defects")

Sense 2
intellectual (vs. nonintellectual) -- (appealing to or using the intellect; "satire is an intellectual weapon"; "intellectual workers engaged in creative literary or artistic or scientific labor"; "has tremendous intellectual sympathy for oppressed people"; "coldly intellectual"; "sort of the intellectual type"; "intellectual literature")
       => highbrow, highbrowed -- (highly cultured or educated; "highbrow events such as the ballet or opera"; "a highbrowed literary critic")
       => rational -- (having its source in or being guided by the intellect (as distinguished from experience or emotion); "a rational analysis")
       => reflective -- (devoted to matters of the mind; "the reflective type")
       => good, serious -- (appealing to the mind; "good music"; "a serious book")
       => sophisticated -- (intellectually appealing; "a sophisticated drama")
          Also See-> educated#1; mental#1; scholarly#1

Sense 3
cerebral (vs. emotional), intellectual -- (involving intelligence rather than emotions or instinct; "a cerebral approach to the problem"; "cerebral drama")

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