Intellectual vs Sane - What's the difference?

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As an adjective intellectual

is belonging to, or performed by, the intellect; mental or cognitive; as, intellectual powers, activities, etc.

As a noun intellectual

is an intelligent, learned person, especially one who discourses about learned matters.

As a verb sane is

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intellectual

Alternative forms

* intellectuall (obsolete)

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Belonging to, or performed by, the intellect; mental or cognitive; as, intellectual powers, activities, etc.
  • Endowed with intellect; having the power of understanding; having capacity for the higher forms of knowledge or thought; characterized by intelligence or mental capacity; as, an intellectual person.
  • Suitable for exercising the intellect; formed by, and existing for, the intellect alone; perceived by the intellect; as, intellectual employments.
  • Relating to the understanding; treating of the mind; as, intellectual philosophy, sometimes called "mental" philosophy.
  • (archaic, poetic) Spiritual.
  • * 1805 , William Wordsworth, The Prelude , Book II, lines 331-334 (eds. Jonathan Wordsworth, M. H. Abrams, & Stephen Gill, published by W. W. Norton & Company, 1979):
  • I deem not profitless those fleeting moods / Of shadowy exultation; not for this, / That they are kindred to our purer mind / And intellectual life ...

    Antonyms

    * non-intellectual

    Derived terms

    * anti-intellectual * intellectual capital * intellectual disability * intellectual honesty * intellectuality * intellectual journey * intellectual property * intellectual rights * organic intellectual

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • An intelligent, learned person, especially one who discourses about learned matters.
  • (archaic) The intellect or understanding; mental powers or faculties.
  • Derived terms

    * public intellectual

    See also

    * intelligentsia * egghead * nerd * geek * highbrow

    sane

    English

    Adjective

    (er)
  • Being in a healthy condition; not deranged; acting rationally.
  • a sane mind
  • Mentally sound; possessing a rational mind; having the mental faculties in such condition as to be able to anticipate and judge the effect of one's actions in an ordinary manner.
  • a sane person
  • Rational; reasonable; sensible.
  • Try to go to bed at a sane time before your exams.

    Antonyms

    * insane * crazy * unbalanced

    Anagrams

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