Synonyms of intellectual in English:

intellectual


See definition of intellectual

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