Definition of thinker in English:

thinker

noun

  • 1A person who thinks deeply and seriously:

    ‘she was not a thinker, but she had common sense’
    • ‘She is an ingenious poet, a brilliant performer, a funny person, and serious thinker.’
    • ‘He is the only one in the village who comes close to matching Papa's intellect - he is a thinker.’
    • ‘His brilliant blue eyes always twinkled brightly, he was smart and a quick thinker.’
    • ‘The people who are in charge are second rate thinkers who rose to the top because the pool was so small to begin with.’
    • ‘Deep down, they are serious thinkers and are students of life and all of its mysteries.’
    • ‘Debbie's mother described her daughter as intelligent and a deep thinker as her father was.’
    • ‘They give a hint of an avid reader and serious thinker with hidden, some say darker, depths.’
    • ‘He became a deeply spiritual person who was also a profound thinker and a talented writer.’
    • ‘On the other hand, if a modern thinker wishes to have a more open mind, then why not be a student of more than one subject?’
    • ‘There are some creative, independent thinkers in the military.’
    • ‘However the issues she raises are the issues of a serious and mature thinker and so deserve to be treated in a mature way.’
    • ‘It's a game for thinkers and there's a lot of strategy involved.’
    • ‘Although he has not got much speed, he is an intelligent thinker and he knows what he is doing.’
    • ‘He was indeed a superb human being; a very simple man, a thinker and an expert organiser.’
    • ‘People interested in world events tend to be opinionated, independent thinkers.’
    • ‘There have been signs too that Sampras, always more of a doer than a thinker, has been contemplating life after tennis.’
    • ‘He's an exceptional combination of a precise thinker and an imaginative thinker.’
    • ‘My father was an engineer and a brilliant thinker with a fine mind.’
    • ‘Find other clear-headed thinkers like yourself and pay attention exclusively to their work.’
    • ‘Patient, cogent and an exquisite thinker, Oz is a rare blast of sanity and intelligence.’
    1. 1.1 A person with highly developed intellectual powers, especially one whose profession involves intellectual activity:
      ‘a leading scientific thinker’
      • ‘He worked to open mathematics education to everyone and never lost the intellectual requirements of a great scientific thinker.’
      • ‘He was an Egyptian literary critic, novelist, and poet who became an important Islamist thinker and activist.’
      • ‘He is also emerging as one of the leading neo-conservative thinkers in Washington.’
      • ‘Huxley founded a remarkable dynasty of English scientists and thinkers.’
      • ‘By 1909 Einstein was recognised as a leading scientific thinker and in that year he resigned from the patent office.’
      • ‘There were no more great original thinkers, but a variety of philosophical schools flourished and interacted.’
      • ‘Often, alchemists were among the leading scientific and religious thinkers of their time.’
      • ‘She prefers the company of thinkers, philosophers, artists, and that sort.’
      • ‘He is known as one of the leading thinkers in nanotechnology.’
      • ‘Not many leading business thinkers have embraced new technology with your enthusiasm.’
      • ‘This essay is indebted to the postmodern thinkers who have developed these theories.’
      • ‘For thousands of years religious dogma and tribal superstitions kept scientific thinkers in a locked box.’
      • ‘Early Christian thinkers developed the claim that in worshipping idols one worships the demonic.’
      • ‘Scientists and thinkers have struggled with the controversy and its implications for humanity for decades.’
      • ‘There flashed upon the minds of some thinkers the idea that here, in economics, was to be found the key to a real science of man.’
      • ‘Science is not a gradual, linear progression as many of the key scientific thinkers would have you believe.’
      • ‘It was an exciting project, because Bakunin was an activist and thinker whose ideas are worth looking at today.’
      • ‘Philosophers and thinkers have always been wondering and arguing about the nature of man.’
      • ‘He took to writing and his pamphlets established him as both a leading political thinker and a satirist.’
      • ‘In this way Voltaire paid tribute to the moral and philosophical overtones of the Enlightenment thinkers.’
      theorist, theoretician, ideologist, philosopher, scholar, savant, sage, intellectual, intellect, mind, learned person, solomon, nestor
      pundit, expert, mastermind
      brain
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Pronunciation

thinker

/ˈθɪŋkə/