Antonyms for intelligent:
Synonyms for intelligent:
inquiring, razor-sharp, donnish, literate, original, imaginative, receptive, pointy-headed, clear-sighted, lively, owlish, perceptive, sapient, reflective, percipient, observant, able, intuitive, inquisitive, rapier, academic.
Other synonyms and related words:
good, discerning, lively, natural, talented, owlish, penetrating, hefty, prudent, acute, wakeless, razor-sharp, observant, inquisitive, healthy, luminous, dexterous, goodly, legal, apt, agile, Sharp-witted, judgmatic, born, receptive, well-informed, respectable, sizable, clearheaded, sane, literate, sage, sapient, tidy, prehensile, incisive, reflective, reasoned, able, clear-sighted, intuitive, skilful, ready, consequent, effectual, sizeable, smart as a whip, heavy, goodish, inquiring, judicious, teachable, calculating, alert, happy, searching, innate, precocious, percipient, original, perceptive, trenchant, levelheaded, imaginative, nimble-witted, academic, conscious, well-grounded, keen, strong, cultured, nimble, discreet.
gifted, bright, genius, strong, wise, cogent, sagacious, profound, sharp, canny, erudite, brainy, knowledgeable, capable, Comprehending, knowing, clever, astute, perspicacious, worldly, sophisticated, brilliant, smart, intellectual, encyclopedic.
very smart (adjective)
brilliant, calculating, wise, smart, apt, brainy, perceptive, quick, able, perspicacious, clever, sage, profound, knowledgeable, ready, well-informed, understanding, rational, resourceful, reasonable, alert, imaginative, astute, quick-witted, Comprehending, acute, thinking, discerning, inventive, bright, knowing, original, keen, ingenious, sharp, penetrating, witty, capable.
droll, witty, clever, sly, foxy, quick, adroit, comical, cunning, jocular, smart, pointed, subtle, waggish, pithy, canny, facetious, tricky, urbane, deft, brilliant, funny, scurrilous, ingenious, wily, sharp, sarcastic, quick-witted, crafty, astute, sparkling, joking, artful, inventive, sophisticated, resourceful, shrewd, dry, scintillating.
Sense 4 (noun)
Sense 5 (noun)
clever, thinking, agile, brilliant, keen, levelheaded, prehensile, rational, reasoning, searching, incisive, ready, smart as a whip, sharp, alert, smart, reasonable, sound, sophisticated, bright, brainy, sensible, trenchant, scintillating, born, quick, natural, healthy, nimble, innate, apt, well-informed.
Usage examples for intelligent:
- These cattle might be paid for with slaves taken from among the Caribbeans, who are a wild people fit for any work, well built and very intelligent; and who, when they have got rid of the cruel habits to which they have been accustomed, will be better than any other kind of slaves." - "Christopher Columbus", Mildred Stapley.
- " Finger rings," I repeated, feeling that the young woman could not be so intelligent as she looked. - "Equality", Edward Bellamy.
- It was pleasant to find that the children, who looked particularly intelligent, were in such good hands. - "Holidays in Eastern France", Matilda Betham-Edwards.