intelligent Definition

having or showing intelligence, especially of a high level.

Using intelligent: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "intelligent" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    She is an intelligent person and always gets good grades.

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    The new software uses intelligent algorithms to predict user behavior.

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    He made an intelligent decision to invest in the stock market.

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    The intelligent design theory suggests that life on Earth was created by an intelligent being.

intelligent Synonyms and Antonyms

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Phrases with intelligent

  • an educated guess based on available information


    I don't know the exact answer, but I can make an intelligent guess.

  • life forms that have the ability to think and reason


    Scientists are searching for signs of intelligent life in the universe.

  • a discussion that is thoughtful, insightful, and intellectually stimulating


    I always enjoy having intelligent conversations with my colleagues.


Summary: intelligent in Brief

The term 'intelligent' [ɪnˈtɛlɪdʒənt] describes someone or something that has or shows a high level of intelligence. It can be used to describe people, decisions, software, and theories, as in 'She is an intelligent person' or 'The intelligent design theory.' The phrase 'intelligent guess' refers to an educated guess, while 'intelligent conversation' denotes a thoughtful and insightful discussion.

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