Definition of intellectualist in US English:

intellectualist

noun

  • See intellectualism

    • ‘Accordingly, if this is a compromise between the intellectualists and the voluntarists, it is a disingenuous one.’
    • ‘The intellectualist wants to stay and contemplate the burning bush, to draw it to size, to define its properties, to dogmatise its meaning and to describe the distance at which presence to or from it becomes either a mortal or a venial sin.’
    • ‘But, to the intellectualist, it is reason and knowledge that stand front and center in the active structure of the self.’
    • ‘Concerning the nature of heaven, intellectualists followed Aristotle's lead by seeing the final state of happiness as a state of contemplation.’

Pronunciation

intellectualist

/ˌɪn(t)əˈlɛk(t)ʃ(u)ələst//ˌin(t)əˈlek(t)SH(o͞o)ələst/