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Intelligence, intuition and ability to understand - thesaurus

Synonyms

intelligence

noun

the ability to understand and think about things, and to gain and use knowledge

intuition

noun

an ability to know or understand something through your feelings, rather than by considering facts or evidence

intellect

noun

the ability to think in an intelligent way and to understand difficult or complicated ideas and subjects

vision

noun

the ability to think about and plan for the future, using intelligence and imagination, especially in politics and business

common sense

noun

the ability to use good judgment and make sensible decisions

wisdom

noun

the ability to make good decisions based on knowledge and experience

judgment

noun

your ability to understand a situation well and make good decisions

clarity

noun

the ability to think clearly or understand things clearly

brilliance

noun

great skill or intelligence

reason

noun

the human ability to think in an intelligent way, make sensible decisions, and form clear arguments

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acuity

noun

formal the ability to see or think very clearly and quickly

acumen

noun

the ability to make good quick decisions and judgments

a keen eye for something

an ability to notice and recognize something

appreciation

noun

the ability to understand the true nature of a situation, and realize why it is important or serious

awareness

noun

the ability to notice things

brain

noun

mental ability or intelligence

brain cell

noun

informal a small amount of intelligence

brainpower

noun

intelligence, especially the combined intelligence of all the people in a country or organization

comprehension

noun

the ability to understand something

discernment

noun

the ability to make good judgments about things such as art, music, and books and to tell whether something is valuable or well made

discretion

noun

the right or ability to make a judgment or decision

discrimination

noun

the ability to judge whether or not something is good or suitable

enterprise

noun

the ability to think of new ideas and make them succeed

EQ

noun

emotional quotient: someone’s ability to understand their emotions, deal with emotional problems, and get on well with other people

foresight

noun

the good judgment to think and plan before an event, so that you are prepared for whatever may happen

grasp

noun

the ability to understand something

have a (good) head for figures/business etc

to be good at doing calculations with numbers/at doing things relating to business etc

imagination

noun

the ability to think of clever and original ideas, possibilities, or solutions

ingenuity

noun

the ability to solve problems in new and clever ways

initiative

noun

the ability to decide in an independent way what to do and when to do it

insight

noun

the ability to notice and understand a lot about people or situations

intelligence quotient

noun

an IQ

intelligence test

noun

a test that aims to measure how good someone is at understanding problems and thinking about them in a controlled way

invention

noun

the ability to think of new and original ways of doing things

IQ

noun

intelligence quotient: a number that represents a person’s intelligence, based on the results of a particular type of test

mental age

noun

a measure of intelligence based on the average intelligence of a child of a particular age

mind

noun

the part of you that thinks, knows, remembers, and feels things

mind

noun

your intelligence and ability to understand things

nous

noun

Britishinformal intelligence combined with the ability to be practical

perception

noun

the ability to understand and make good judgments about something

presence of mind

noun

the ability to think quickly and clearly in a difficult situation

profundity

noun

formal the quality of being very wise and serious

reactions

noun

your ability to think and act quickly in a difficult or dangerous situation

sagacity

noun

very formal good judgment based on practical knowledge and experience

sanity

noun

the ability to think and speak in a reasonable way and to behave normally

savvy

noun

informal the ability to understand and judge people and situations well

sense

noun

the ability to behave in an intelligent way and make good decisions

smarts

noun

Americaninformal intelligence

taste

noun

the ability to judge if something is good or bad in things like art, fashion, and social behaviour

understanding

noun

the ability to understand things

wit

noun

formal intelligence

wits

noun

your ability to think quickly and make sensible decisions

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