He exudes intelligence and states his views in a reasonable and intellectual manner.
More personally, in 2003 I was invited to debate a young Jewish intellectual with impressive academic credentials.
What the Malkins of the world have sought to create is rather a kind of intellectual Balkanization.
At its core, you have to understand that this is not an intellectual exercise.
What both Smith and West embodied is the contemporary crisis of the Negro intellectual.
Man is to be contemplated as an intellectual, and as a moral being.
He will find that he thinks about and understands only his own intellectual pursuit.
The rush for intellectual work is more likely to be too small than too great.
He was in the cricket eleven, and he was intellectual—very, very much so.
What was it that produced this barrenness, this intellectual degradation in Constantinople?
late 14c., "grasped by the understanding" (rather than by the senses), from Old French intellectuel and directly from Latin intellectualis "relating to the understanding," from intellectus "discernment, understanding," from past participle stem of intelligere "to understand, discern" (see intelligence). Intellectual property attested from 1845. Other adjective formations included intellective (late 15c.), intellectile (1670s).
1590s, "mind, intellect," from intellectual (adj.); sense of "an intellectual person" is from 1650s. Related: Intellectuals.
A person who engages in academic study or critical evaluation of ideas and issues. (See intelligentsia.)