Synonym of intellectual

Alternative for intellectual

intellectuals

Antonym: ignorant, stupid,

Adjective

Possessing a highly developed intellect
cerebral academic intelligent learned scholarly bookish erudite clever highbrow knowledgeable studious brainy lettered literary civilised civilized cultivated cultured donnish enlightened highbrowed intellectualist intellectualistic psychologic rational scholastic sophisticated clerkly creative eggheaded geeky genius intellective blue inventive nerdish nerdy thoughtful very smart well educated well read well-read widely read educated longhair discerning literate wise long-haired informed well-informed well informed educational pedagogical serious pedantic sagacious deep pedagogic sage smart swotty egghead well-educated reflective contemplative philosophical sapient knowing earnest sharp schooled experienced recondite accomplished esoteric perceptive insightful formal astute academical profound logical versed illuminated analytical bluestocking meditative prudent school sensible shrewd judicious philosophic cogitative percipient professorial aware perspicacious careful tutored sound scientific savvy instructed with great knowledge refined full of insight book-loving ivory-towerish impractical polished assiduous politic eager liberal advanced canny penetrating pensive solemn grave studied museful skilled instructional abstruse reflecting musing pondering calculating thinking intuitive discriminating tolerant well versed taught collegiate ruminative understanding classical trained solid foresighted developed college university intellectually aware showing great knowledge well-taught in the know senior bright didactic brilliant acute labored pointy-headed laboured switched-on formalistic precise dry obscure diligent hard-working belletristic bookly well schooled cunning into sedulous open-minded introspective deliberate measured considered keen inkhorn schoolish schoolmasterly wise up broad-minded quick-witted bookworm determined grubbing busy trendy avant-garde specialist reasonable doctrinaire learning deliberated apprised teaching free-thinking progressive provocative gripping intriguing stimulating thought-provoking strategic tactful deep-thinking book-learned coached desirable nurtured tuitional argute tactical professional formed fitted shaped enriched acquainted corrected prepared finished initiated reasoned plugged in wised up tuned in hip to expert justified good for study well-advised well judged well advised knowing what's what in the picture well-versed subtle grounded posted well-rounded well-grounded conversant omniscient polymath pansophic well-reasoned well thought out well-founded well reasoned weighty arcane ruminant heavyweight riveting absorbing heavy captivating fascinating powerful interesting art-house hermetic hermetical rapt retrospective wistful broody excogitative absorbed deliberative occult orphic acroamatic secret engrossed speculative intent reasoning attentive in a brown study preoccupied lost in thought urbane genteel artistic well-bred couth artistically aware appreciative polite chivalrous arty high-class up-to-date sensitive savant blue-stocking mannerly elegant able distingue gallant tasteful esthetic courteous traveled aesthetic travelled with good taste au courant

Adjective

Exhibiting or exercising prudence
healthy objective rational intelligent levelheaded level-headed balanced judicious normal prudent realistic reasonable sensible logical reasoned sane sound sagacious lucid cogent circumspect discerning cognitive perspicacious commonsensical analytical good well-advised well-grounded informed commonsense practical perceptive coherent valid commonsensible analytic solid just well grounded well-founded enlightened reliable justified astute pragmatic firm credible plausible shrewd grounded deductive thoughtful sober accurate down-to-earth well advised well reasoned thinking convincing justifiable satisfying cerebral satisfactory telling sustainable proven confirmed defensible philosophic reasoning faultless weighty authoritative supportable maintainable defendable consequent impeccable hard true common-sense exact precise holding water clear-sighted clear-eyed matter-of-fact well-reasoned together wise politic unidealistic straight deliberate joined-up hard-headed with both one's feet on the ground recognized flawless all there advisable watertight right-thinking correct profound holding up recognised responsible standing up holding up in wash got it together established cool orthodox accepted unassailable right-minded substantial powerful strong right compelling believable bona fide congruent legit viable probable persuasive acceptable perspicuous irrefutable arguable effective workable conclusive germane legitimate determinative forceful vindicable pertinent consistent relevant efficacious stable uncorrupted able to hold water clear-headed attested tested potent well thought out trustworthy kosher dinkum estimable decent genuine well balanced reflective infallible ratiocinative trustable veridical collected unquestionable certain synthetic veracious errorless sure sincere secure inerrant corroborated colorable knowing meticulous rigorous validated substantiated verified truthful empirical tenable certified open definite calculable explicit sharp stringent careful empiric well-thought-out dead-on spot-on clear-cut on-target letter-perfect proper clear suitable expedient fit legal appropriate fair fitting understandable official dependable admissible authentic sage apt lawful worthwhile warranted effectual warrantable desirable useful influential advantageous beneficial sanctioned rightful seemly discriminating systematic permissible licit allowable regular methodical honest helpful tactical acknowledged recommended authorized well organized excusable suggested faithful orderly farsighted approved impressive gainful articulate definitive valuable meaningful organized insightful decisive upright canny forcible profitable organised authorised factual well feasible real veritable allowed traditional possible recommendable condonable well-established best binding practicable usual productive applicable significant customary sapient respectable familiar standard righteous contractual serviceable popular efficient fruitful well-thought-of discreet successful trenchant above board necessary reputable highly regarded capable well-organized of good standing within the law of use operative graceful bonafide passable creditable learned preferable trusted attainable achievable tolerable actual permitted manageable mature indubitable pardonable doable commendable strict received likely respected usable having all one's marbles authenticated documented of good repute clever verifiable supported legalized worthy constitutional striking irresistible impregnable common controlled eloquent statutory licensed favorable ordinary copper-bottomed unanswerable urgent undisputed well-informed stock dispassionate pukka conservative ordered no-nonsense unemotional conventional prevailing straightforward mathematical strategic considered favourable important opportune puissant considerate mainstream regulated canonical full of common sense thorough plain licenced legalised legally acceptable constructive routine virtuous rock-solid convenient traditionalistic old-fashioned scientific from the horse's mouth legally binding signed and sealed of help in effect in force of assistance adequate extensional juridicious deducible subtle obvious inferential holding together provident educated knowledgeable steady savvy calculating indisputable unadulterated uncounterfeited unfaked sterling up front original undistorted proportional symmetrical well-proportioned well-adjusted conceivable imaginable operational realizable a good idea preferred well informed operable trusty cautious harmonious mentally stable aware cognizant comprehensible intelligible accomplishable well-judged compulsive based on hard data based on hard facts prosaic driveable safe experimental equitable loyal conforming within reach within reason accredited formal cast-iron propitious beneficent unmistakable coercive salient timely well-balanced unimpassioned cold confidential ratified well-expressed well-presented apposite momentous inducing suasive consequential convictive considerable revealing marked incisive serious-minded behooveful okay tolerated impartial certifiable effecting qualified accomplishing achieving fulfilling showing great knowledge with great knowledge well presented well-structured thought through well expressed categorical assured percipient moderate restrained temperate unprejudiced auspicious identified attentive conversant bearable endurable OK unexcessive making sense unbiased standing to reason unextreme realisable unequivocal crucial straight-thinking street-legal thought-out well judged of service to one's advantage in one's interest thinking twice playing safe for the best of benefit hedging one's bets leery vigilant endorsed unexpired best suited presentable au courant affordable sufferable brookable concedable explainable forgivable well-defined well considered evenhanded fair-minded devastating conspicuous in right mind within the bounds of possibility within the realms of possibility within possibility open to reason remissible venial based on good sense in one's right mind undoubted uncontested unquestioned natural canonic active functional not unlikely not impossible true-blue steady-going competent requisite enough by the book conformist roadworthy moving impactful able scholarly sufficient doctrinal traditionalist prevalent prestigious ultraconservative unprogressive reactionary unheretical button-down unoriginal buttoned-down hidebound mossbacked old-line old-school standpat die-hard brassbound paleoconservative archconservative on the ball aggressive exciting vehement punchy grand material charming mighty energetic histrionical imposing high-powered enthusiastic hard-hitting vivid dramatic direct theatric expressive acute emphatic performant powerhouse circumstantiated honourable well established derivative counselable straight arrow pious by the numbers bien pensant in line religious according to the book admitted punctilious square excellent esteemed settled dyed-in-the-wool honoured principled inveterate time-honored of repute reputed well thought of irreproachable conscientious name well respected anti-corruption enforceable statutable set entrenched habitual fixed general straight from horse's mouth notable well known favored famous constant well-known renowned distinguished honorable prominent famed eminent high-ranking redoubted high-principled celebrated acclaimed honored illustrious accustomed ex cathedra wonted condign innocent protected precedented chartered de jure enjoined passed enforcible aboveboard due granted decreed card-carrying ordained judged prescribed enforced favoured with a good reputation tried and trusted expected universal classical typical long-established sure enough of good report in high favor salt of the earth historic classic on the level on the up and up deep-rooted widely used widespread ingrained old time-honoured old-style officially recognized rooted unshakable vested permanent most likely most correct

Adjective

Existing in thought or as an idea but not having a physical or concrete existence
abstract theoretical conceptual academic notional philosophical speculative hypothetical conjectural metaphysical ideational theoretic unrealistic conjectured putative recondite suppositional impractical nonconcrete suppositious suppositive unpractical immaterial intangible transcendent transcendental unreal ideal tentative unproved unsubstantiated assumed presumed logical formularized analytical idealized ideological in theory idealised fundamental basic pure imaginary unproven untested academical vague quixotic pedantic formalistic problematical imaginative unearthly on paper codified as a premise postulated general instanced contingent in the abstract paradigmatic nonrepresentational nonfigurative mental non-practical unfounded groundless non-technical blue-sky postulatory experimental hairy dangerous projected conceptive imagined higher based on guesswork nominal abstruse essential deep hypothetic esoteric supernatural profound high-flown universal spiritual oversubtle unsubstantial impalpable incorporeal jesuitic discarnate unfleshly nonphysical supramundane eternal philosophic unphysical supermundane insubstantial superhuman bodiless suprahuman nonmaterial difficult numinous supranatural mystical ontological superior unconfirmed questionable supposed unsupported unverified baseless spurious unjustified uncorroborated foundationless ill-founded unreliable unsound without basis without foundation unwarranted presupposed unattested presumptive not backed up by evidence unreasonable suspect doubtful uncertain invalid nonvalid indefinite false misguided misinformed ungrounded trumped-up supposititious unjustifiable fabricated idle disputable debatable flimsy tenuous untrue specious fallacious vain erroneous dubious gratuitous bottomless trumped up illogical fanciful fancied illusory visionary imagal divinatory mendacious misleading uncalled-for untruthful off-base deceptive unpragmatic unauthenticated not practical irrelevant empty inaccurate useless inferred surmised suspected alleged apparent postulational guesstimated figured reputed guessing unresolved surmising purported ivory-tower ivory-towered ivory-towerish reasonless untenable equivocal concocted conditional conjecturable refutable provisory guessed indeterminate casual contestable assumptive stochastic proposed pretending problematic likely inferential asserted made up on a hunch without substantiation without merit on a long shot unestablished untrustworthy not validated dodgy iffy weak nebulous undependable suspicious dubitable open to question fishy controversial arguable hard to believe open to doubt

Adjective

Exceptionally clever or talented
precocious brilliant clever brainy intelligent genius accomplished bright gifted smart talented astute ingenious quick acute creative expert sharp able adept crack elite keen knowledgeable learned masterly scholarly skilful skillful cerebral discerning educated erudite excellent exceptional inventive penetrating perspicacious profound virtuoso alert fast knowing rational superior choice eggheaded hyperintelligent nimble supersmart ultrasmart whip quick-witted sharp-witted first-class first-rate very intelligent Einstein whip-smart whiz kid wise perceptive canny sagacious intuitive insightful logical deep resourceful percipient analytical thoughtful sensible savvy thinking studious sage sapient shrewd academic enlightened capable calculating prudent bookish incisive highbrow ratiocinative proficient informed nimble-witted philosophical reflective egghead competent cultured bluestocking heady genial well-read foresighted swotty reasoning reasonable book smart well read fine sensitive aware adroit thoughty dexterous discriminating detail oriented politic cagey piercing cagy sophisticated complex deft dextrous subtle exacting analytic vigilant intriguing experienced judicious detailed apt razor-like rapier-like on the ball razor-sharp fly well-informed engrossed absorbed understanding alive witty together comprehending instructed imaginative quick on the uptake ready responsible original all there very smart know how many beans make five having a good head on one's shoulders having no flies on whiz extraordinary consummate ace master polished hotshot star crafty streetwise cluey well educated skilled phenomenal tasty forward mature hot wizard remarkable got it top-drawer top-notch shining at top-hole advanced for one's age class act out of the ordinary have smarts old beyond one's years ahead of one's peers have the goods

Adjective

Of a noble, elevated, or lofty nature
exalted elevated noble high-minded ideal lofty sublime superior inflated pretentious uplifting eminent prominent important influential highest-ranking high august grand dignified illustrious high-ranking leading exaggerated highest excessive honored immodest magnificent astral honourable imposing first honorable honoured worthy notable number prestigious esteemed distinguished powerful venerable number one proud superb self-important overblown glorious top-drawer outstanding pompous top-ranking stately regal celebrated great respected renowned acclaimed highly regarded heroic majestic impressive splendid kingly excellent hallowed imperial royal monumental solemn lordly major awe-inspiring epic massive grandiose gallant aristocratic heroical baronial staid portly magnific Homeric seminal supreme primary famous capital main principal chief famed pre-eminent of repute of distinction commanding fabled noteworthy premier iconic magnanimous paramount predominant noted resplendent well thought of of high standing brilliant highfalutin' prevailing notorious recognized reputable prime dominant superlative puissant trusted all-important resonant formidable revered authoritative triumphal preeminent recognised legendary alpha idealistic learned extraordinary prized high profile high-level well-known valued major league potent overbearing arch- admired senior mighty unparalleled well-connected top unequaled unequalled gifted incomparable matchless arch well known redoubtable prior signal of the first rank first rate unsurpassed primal peerless big league greatest highly rated unexcelled foremost high-powered

Adjective

(of language or an artistic work) Difficult to understand or appreciate
inaccessible abstruse esoteric obscure arcane cerebral rarefied recondite challenging difficult impenetrable oblique opaque recherché difficult to understand hard to follow puzzling bewildering baffling incomprehensible inexplicable perplexing mystifying unfathomable mysterious enigmatic unclear confusing unaccountable paradoxical cryptic ambiguous oracular bamboozling surprising complicated wildering labyrinthine knotty hard to understand hard beyond one involved complex intricate convoluted Byzantine thorny confounding Daedalian Gordian elaborate tangled fancy sophisticated entangled fiddly inscrutable byzantine involuted undecipherable involute full of twists and turns tricky detailed strange weird disconcerting mind-bending befuddling disorienting daedal labyrinthian Daedalean problematical interlaced troublesome hi-tech confused baroque dense serpentine jumbled knotted mixed tortuous over one's head cumbersome amazing beyond you full of surprises stunning astonishing staggering eye-popping unexplained really hard bemusing very hard elusive inconsistent contradictory stupefying astounding taxing misleading clear as mud blurring muddling muddlesome unsettling mistakable odd funny peculiar high-tech ornate mixed up rococo sinuous multifaceted twisted heterogeneous long-drawn-out nuanced raveled ravelled circuitous winding can of worms muddled multifarious maze-like drawn-out complicate variegated beyond one's grasp advanced gnarly enigmatical unsolvable mind-boggling hard to explain above one's head unintelligible abstract hard to solve profound vexing beyond comprehension deep hazy mystical thought-provoking rambling fathomless worrying ticklish spiny tough problematic arduous

Adjective

Above or beyond what is expected or normal
transcendent superior consummate pre-eminent unique unparalleled incomparable matchless peerless supreme unrivalled ascendant exceeding excellent extraordinary paramount predominant superlative unequalled great sublime transcendental unsurpassed excelling magnificent absolute abstract accomplished awe-inspiring boundless entire eternal fantastic finished hypothetical ideal infinite innate inspirational inspiring intact intuitive moving obscure original perfect primordial surpassing theoretical towering transcending ultimate unconfined unequalable unequaled unlimited unmatched unrivaled uplifting whole beyond grasp second to none inimitable nonpareil unsurpassable unexampled beyond compare without equal only rare exquisite beyond comparison outstanding best exceptional out of sight top greatest alone unparagoned foremost in a class of its own leading topmost without parallel preeminent unmatchable singular highest without peer most utmost unexcelled hors concours chief distinguished finest renowned unapproached without match eminent prominent star major important sovereign one-in-a-million unchallenged famous celebrated illustrious top-tier par excellence premier arch- unbeatable faultless all-time solid-gold champion gilt-edge aces tops super prevailing first culminating final elite choice marquee supereminent world class stand alone without an equal all-time best maximum max uttermost extreme significant maxi exclusive the most quintessential model classic unprecedented novel essential exemplary prototypical special typical standout one-off irreplaceable one of a kind extraordinaire signal sui generis far-out phenomenal unheard-of unconventional unimaginable notable unrepeatable archetypal in a class by itself one and only noteworthy something else purpose-built separate once-in-a-lifetime newfangled amazing new without precedent remarkable unordinary primo one-of-a-kind incredible unrepeated fresh

Adjective

Existing within the mind, soul, or spirit, and often not expressed
inward inner internal inside interior hidden personal private secret innermost confidential privy concealed intimate masked unexpressed unrevealed veiled inmost deep deepest inner-directed psychological religious spiritual within bottled up intramural unvoiced undisclosed undeclared deep-seated sneaking innermore darkest unspoken nonpublic guarded esoteric hushed non-public underlying true unapparent intestinal inlying honest real individual covert central clandestine reserved secretive shrouded closed closet unseen on the inside top-secret tight-lipped unavowed unconfessed undivulged suppressed exclusive profound in-house hush-hush behind-the-scenes core intestine heartfelt sincere in-depth indoor indoors mental deeply felt buried surrounded under a roof emotional instinctive cerebral gut psychologic spontaneous involuntary intuitive autogenous viscerous endogenous visceral classified privileged restricted off the record top secret unofficial unpublished not for publication one-on-one close quiet protected mum mom backdoor under wraps not for circulation not to be disclosed not to be made public personalized discreet unknown censored sub rosa underground untold undercover personalised one-to-one incognito dissembled strictly confidential home bosom repressed ulterior obscured obscure strict tight unacknowledged uncommunicated dissimulated carefully guarded closely guarded sub-rosa under-the-table individualised individualized in private stealthy stealth surreptitious sneaky furtive backstage backstairs between ourselves between you and me and the wall between you and me between you and me and the gatepost between you and me and the bedpost between you and me and the doorpost underhanded offstage sneak inconspicuous dark underhand not open hugger-mugger behind the scenes close to one's chest behind someone's back cloak-and-dagger under one's hat tête-à-tête in camera hole-and-corner not in the public domain face-to-face direct head-to-head sensitive soft low dern arcane

Noun

A person possessing a highly developed intellect
academic highbrow brain egghead thinker genius bluestocking expert mastermind scholar boffin bookworm brainbox Einstein sage whizz brainiac intellectualist pandit polymath prodigy wizard academician geek bookman brains maestro master maven nerd Brahmin braintruster doctor intelligentsia longhair philosopher pundit avant-garde intelligent person learned person bright spark fundi whiz bookish person gifted child clever clogs double-dome master-hand man of letters pointy-head rocket scientist walking encyclopedia woman of letters savant intellect mind wonk authority wiz Solomon guru grind teacher know-it-all don mahatma professor doubledome swot wise man wise person theorist theoretician buff Nestor acca student sophist researcher maharishi specialist statto trainspotter anorak bibliophile litterateur mentor adviser alpha geek solon poindexter Steinmetz pedant literato talent illuminato learner spod Poindexter ideologist cerebrum psyche head clever person virtuoso propeller head hotshot adept lecturer artist logician ninja casuist brilliant person fellow tutor metaphysician dialectician metaphysicist philosophizer theorizer epistemologist whiz kid mental giant bookwoman rabbi elder pupil instructor weenie wise man/woman Solon critic augur tool disciple illuminati scientist gnome hypothesizer speculator dreamer erudite person man or woman of letters man or woman of learning educator trainer scholastic dork idiot savant wise woman pedagogue schoolman dink truth-seeker philosophy learned man learned woman tohunga pedagog consultant doyen guide old soul man of learning wise old man guiding light statesman reader booklover person of letters theoriser seeker after truth member of a think tank learned one auger cereb commentator self-appointed expert member of a policy unit one of the cognoscenti cognoscenti analyst college lecturer book lover avid reader deep thinker wordsmith literary craftsman educated person literary scholar belletrist ace crackerjack connoisseur pro dab hand star meister proficient crackajack professional fiend cognoscente past master shark dab hand mavin wunderkind marvel sharp old hand phenomenon grandmaster champion wonder demon master hand sensation veteran skilled person artiste something else whizz-kid aficionado winner miracle something to shout about something to write home about portent stunner superstar old pro hero spectacle oracle flash caution phenom splendor child prodigy curiosity girl wonder boy wonder splendour hot shot paragon celebrity director doyenne one for the books inventor technician magician natural up-and-comer whizz kid wonder child talented child wiseguy conductor fanatic addict comer quiz kid exponent victor grand master cordon bleu one and only number one sycophant great perfectionist gifted person spellbinder powerhouse graduate resource person old master top player real pro fancier eye-opener wonderful thing amazing thing key player prima donna whiz-bang high priest miracle worker devotee enthusiast warhorse vet old-timer stager Olympian practitioner nonpareil champ dillettante performer longtimer legend standout great person old guard experienced person old school old stager old soldier wonder-worker miracle-worker no slouch hot stuff oner trend architect overachiever immortal bravura player gifted student high-achieving student enfant terrible bright star person experienced in something engineer organizer rara avis black swan manager planner blockbuster doozy triumph astonishment wow wonderment knockout lulu smash hit author deviser originator initiator the eighth wonder of the world instigator organiser prime mover intelligence monster freak grotesque monstrosity mutation abnormality girl-genius child genius boy-genius rarity enormity rare bird one in a million

Noun

A person who teaches or educates, especially in a school
teacher educator instructor schoolteacher educationist pedagogue coach counselor educationalist guide guru lecturer mentor preceptor professor trainer tutor advisor counsellor dominie don fellow master mistress reader schoolmaster schoolmistress exponent governess handler leader pedagog sophist abecedary adviser dean demonstrator oracle pandit schoolie schoolmarm wizard academic beak chalkie consultant disciplinarian doctor edifier monitor pundit schoolman supervisor teach usher department head faculty member manager nursery school teacher preschool teacher supply teacher workshop leader expert confidant authority savant specialist scholar egghead counsel sage aide helper therapist instructress academician analyst guidance counsellor thinker philosopher researcher bookworm confidante consigliere woman of letters brain man of letters psychologist guardian psychiatrist psychotherapist prof tipster shrink healer bluestocking Dutch uncle grind mind doctor boffin highbrow docent acca main man intellect head doctor trick cyclist head shrinker learned person solon university teacher pedant instructer dogmatist expounder presenter governor director private teacher consultee lawyer solicitor crammer psychoanalyst admonitor nestor advice-giver skipper tout kibitzer psychoanalyser headshrinker couch doctor clubhouse lawyer second-guesser backseat driver tutoress duenna drill instructor pupil student chair right hand man right hand woman right-hand man scholastic physical education instructor buff expositor quant principal assistant nanny tutrix tutress mademoiselle tutrice lector speaker mind mastermind polymath head of faculty Regius professor emeritus professor maestro doyen bookman pointy-head rabbi whizz wonk fundi head of department full professor rocket scientist holder of a chair litterateur illuminati scientist wise person critic augur person of letters tool disciple bookish person gnome college teacher college lecturer learned one self-appointed expert member of a policy unit cognoscenti member of a think tank auger cereb commentator one of the cognoscenti mahatma Nestor Solomon elder wise man wise man/woman Solon maharishi wise woman learned man learned woman tohunga statesman guiding light old soul man of learning wise old man

Antonym of intellectual

intellectual Idiom, Proverb

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