Intellectual

In`tel*lec"tu*al

, n. 1. The intellect or understanding; mental powers or faculties.
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Her husband, for I view far round, not nigh,
Whose higher intellectual more I shun.
Milton.
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I kept her intellectuals in a state of exercise.
De Quincey.
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2. A learned person or one of high intelligence; especially, one who places greatest value on activities requiring exercise of the intelligence, such as study, complex forms of knowledge, literature and aesthetic matters, reflection and philosophical speculation; a member of the intelligentsia; as, intellectuals are often apalled at the inanities that pass for entertainment on television.
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