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adjective intelligent pronunciation in British English /ɪnˈtelɪdʒ(ə)nt/
 

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  1. 1
    good at thinking clearly and quickly, at understanding difficult ideas and subjects, and at gaining and using knowledge

    Surely an intelligent person like you can deal with this.

    highly intelligent:

    He was highly intelligent, but disliked studying.

    1. a.
      showing intelligence

      an intelligent guess/conversation/question

  2. 2
    able to think, understand, and learn

    Is there intelligent life elsewhere in the universe?

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