[syn: intelligent, reasoning(a), thinking(a)]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Intelligent \In*tel"li*gent\, a. [L. intelligens, intellegens,
-entis, p. pr. of intelligere, intellegere, to perceive;
inter between + legere to gather, collect, choose: cf. F.
intelligent. See Legend.]
1. Endowed with the faculty of understanding or reason; as,
man is an intelligent being.
2. Possessed of a high level of intelligence, education, or
judgment; knowing; sensible; skilled; exhibiting high
intelligence; as, an intelligent young man; an intelligent
architect; an intelligent answer.
3. Cognizant; aware; communicative. [Obs.]
Intelligent of seasons. --Milton.
Which are to France the spies and speculations
Intelligent of our state. --Shak.
Syn: Sensible; understanding. See Sensible.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adj 1: having the capacity for thought and reason especially to
a high degree; "is there intelligent life in the
universe?"; "an intelligent question" [ant: stupid,
2: possessing sound knowledge; "well-informed readers" [syn:
3: exercising or showing good judgment; "healthy scepticism"; "a
healthy fear of rattlesnakes"; "the healthy attitude of
French laws"; "healthy relations between labor and
management"; "an intelligent solution"; "a sound approach to
the problem"; "sound advice"; "no sound explanation for his
decision" [syn: healthy, intelligent, levelheaded,
4: endowed with the capacity to reason [syn: intelligent,
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
94 Moby Thesaurus words for "intelligent":
acute, adroit, alert, all-knowing, apperceptive, appercipient,
apprehending, apprehensive, apt, astute, au fait, aware, brainy,
bright, brilliant, canny, cerebral, clever, cognizant,
comprehending, conceptive, conceptual, conscious, consequent,
cunning, discerning, discursive, docile, educable, endopsychic,
enlightened, erudite, facile, formable, gifted, ideational,
impressionable, ingenious, insightful, instructable, intellectual,
internal, keen, knowing, knowledgeable, logical, malleable, mental,
mindful, moldable, motivated, noetic, noological, not so dumb,
omniscient, perceptive, percipient, perspicacious, phrenic,
plastic, pliable, prehensile, psychic, psychologic, quick,
quick-witted, rational, ready, reasonable, reasoning, receptive,
ripe for instruction, sagacious, sage, sane, savvy, schoolable,
sensible, sharp, shrewd, smart, sophic, sound, spiritual,
strong-minded, subjective, susceptible, teachable, thinking,
thirsty for knowledge, trainable, understanding, willing, wise