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 for intellectual
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Intellectual \In`tel*lec"tu*al\ (?; 135), a. [L. intellectualis:
     cf. F. intellectuel.]
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     1. Belonging to, or performed by, the intellect; mental; as,
        intellectual powers, activities, etc.
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              Logic is to teach us the right use of our reason or
              intellectual powers.                  --I. Watts.
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     2. Endowed with intellect; having the power of understanding;
        having capacity for the higher forms of knowledge or
        thought; characterized by intelligence or mental capacity;
        as, an intellectual person.
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              Who would lose,
              Though full of pain, this intellectual being,
              Those thoughts that wander through eternity?
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     3. Suitable for exercising the intellect; formed by, and
        existing for, the intellect alone; perceived by the
        intellect; as, intellectual employments.
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     4. Relating to the understanding; treating of the mind; as,
        intellectual philosophy, sometimes called "mental"
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Intellectual \In`tel*lec"tu*al\, n.
     1. The intellect or understanding; mental powers or
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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.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: of or associated with or requiring the use of the mind;
             "intellectual problems"; "the triumph of the rational
             over the animal side of man" [syn: intellectual,
             rational, noetic]
      2: 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" [ant: nonintellectual]
      3: involving intelligence rather than emotions or instinct; "a
         cerebral approach to the problem"; "cerebral drama" [syn:
         cerebral, intellectual] [ant: emotional]
      n 1: a person who uses the mind creatively [syn: intellectual,

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  93 Moby Thesaurus words for "intellectual":
     Brahmin, academic, academician, affective, authority, bookish,
     brain, brainy, bright, cerebral, characteristic, conceptive,
     conceptual, constitutional, discursive, dispositional, doctor,
     egghead, elder, elder statesman, elitist, emotional, endopsychic,
     experimental scientist, expert, genius, great soul, guru, highbrow,
     highbrowed, ideational, illuminate, illuminati, innate, intellect,
     intellectualistic, intelligence, intelligent, internal, knowing,
     literati, lover of wisdom, mahatma, man of intellect,
     man of science, man of wisdom, mandarin, master, mastermind,
     mental, mentor, noetic, noological, not so dumb, oracle,
     philosopher, phrenic, polymath, practical scientist, professor,
     psychic, psychical, psychologic, psychological, pundit, rabbi,
     rational, reasonable, reasoning, rishi, sage, sane, sapient,
     savant, scholar, scholarly, scientist, seer, sensible, sophic,
     spiritual, starets, strong-minded, subjective, technologist,
     temperamental, thinker, thinking, thought-provoking, thoughtful,
     understanding, wise man, wise old man

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