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Words used to describe intelligent thought or actions - thesaurus

Synonyms

genius

adjective

informal very clever or original

intellectual

adjective

relating to the ability to think in an intelligent way and to understand things, especially difficult or complicated ideas and subjects

reasoned

adjective

thought about and expressed in an intelligent sensible way

perceptive

adjective

a perceptive remark or piece of writing is intelligent and shows good judgment

incisive

adjective

showing the ability to think clearly and quickly

smart

adjective

done with intelligence or careful thought

deductive

adjective

considering carefully the information or evidence that you have in order to find the solution to a question or problem

insightful

adjective

showing a very good understanding of a person or a complicated situation

sound

adjective

involving the use of good judgment, and therefore likely to be effective

meditative

adjective

involving deep careful thought

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advisedly

adverb

if you use a particular word advisedly, you have thought carefully about it before you use it

calculating

adjective

using careful and clever planning to get what you want, even if it hurts other people

circumspect

adjective

thinking carefully about something before you say or do it

clever

adjective

a clever idea or action is unusual but effective and intelligent

considered

adjective

formal carefully thought about

contemplative

adjective

spending a lot of time thinking very carefully about something

critical

adjective

considering something carefully and deciding what the good and bad aspects are

exquisite

adjective

showing excellent judgment

ingenious

adjective

an ingenious plan, piece of equipment etc uses new and clever ideas

intellectual

adjective

relating to the ideas and ways of thinking that are developed by intelligent people in a society

judicious

adjective

formal showing intelligence and good judgment

keen

adjective

used about someone’s mental abilities

neat

adjective

producing a result in a simple but intelligent way

pensive

adjective

seeming to be thinking carefully about something, especially something sad or serious

prudent

adjective

careful, and using good judgment

shrewd

adjective

used about decisions and judgments

thoughtful

adjective

involving careful thought

wise

adjective

a wise action or decision is sensible and shows that you have good judgment

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