Synonyms of intellectual in English:

intellectual


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adjective

1‘he is a man of formidable intellectual capacity’

SYNONYMS
mental, cerebral, cognitive
rational, psychological, abstract, conceptual, theoretical, analytical, logical
academic
rare mindly, phrenic, ratiocinative
ANTONYMS

physical

2‘a remarkably intellectual man’

SYNONYMS
intelligent, clever, academic, well educated, well read, widely read, erudite, cerebral, learned, knowledgeable, literary, bookish, donnish, highbrow, scholarly, studious, cultured, cultivated, civilized, enlightened, sophisticated
informal brainy, genius
archaic lettered, clerkly
ANTONYMS

stupid, illiterate


noun

1‘intellectuals are appalled by the mentality of the popular soap operas’

SYNONYMS
intelligent person, learned person, highbrow, academic, bookworm, bookish person, man of letters, woman of letters, bluestocking, thinker, brain, scholar, sage
genius, Einstein, polymath, expert, prodigy, gifted child
mastermind
pandit
informal egghead, brains, bright spark, whizz, wizard, walking encyclopedia
British informal brainbox, clever clogs, boffin
North American informal brainiac, rocket scientist, maven, Brahmin, pointy-head
archaic bookman
ANTONYMS

dunce