Adjective "intelligent" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


Having or showing intelligence, especially of a high level.
  1. 'an intelligent guess'
  2. 'Any reasonably intelligent person could have concocted that plan.'
  3. 'He might not have graduated from high school, but he's obviously highly intelligent and a fast learner.'
  4. 'They are worldly, intelligent, well-read and hopeful about having a decent future.'
  5. 'He said that the media knew about the uniform floor rates and the increase in taxes was an intelligent guess.'
  6. 'Tina appears shy at first, but underneath that is a very hardworking, intelligent girl.'
  7. 'I have a son that is 27 years old and he is very intelligent when it comes to the computer.'
  8. 'I have chatted with him and he seems to be educated, humorous and intelligent.'
  9. 'An intelligent person would not have needed to ask that question!'
  10. 'My Grandad, a highly intelligent man, never got the education his grandchildren took for granted.'
  11. 'Maybe he is a bit of a geek, but he seems to be intelligent, hard-working, and honest.'
  12. 'What is expected to happen, is that contractors will install the intelligent lamp posts in areas.'
  13. 'It seems the interest in an intelligent house is rapidly growing.'
  14. 'The software makes intelligent guesses about the words you are trying to tap into the keyboard.'
  15. 'We will press buttons by microphone and intelligent machines are coming which can work for us.'
  16. 'We don't have intelligent machines as I believe you are thinking of them.'
  17. 'So the approach adopts object-based storage, or intelligent disk drives.'


1. having good understanding or a high mental capacity; quick to comprehend, as persons or animals: an intelligent student.

2. displaying or characterized by quickness of understanding, sound thought, or good judgment: an intelligent reply.

3. having the faculty of reasoning and understanding; possessing intelligence: intelligent beings in outer space.

4. Computers. pertaining to the ability to do data processing locally; smart: An intelligent terminal can edit input befor

More examples(as adjective)

"places can be intelligent in ways."

"people can be intelligent with hands."

"people can be intelligent to recognises."

"people can be intelligent to everyones."

"people can be intelligent of feminists."

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Early 16th century: from Latin intelligent- ‘understanding’, from the verb intelligere, variant of intellegere ‘understand’, from inter ‘between’ + legere ‘choose’.