nonintellectualism

intellectualism

[in-tl-ek-choo-uh-liz-uhm]
noun
1.
devotion to intellectual pursuits.
2.
the exercise of the intellect.
3.
excessive emphasis on abstract or intellectual matters, especially with a lack of proper consideration for emotions.
4.
Philosophy.
a.
the doctrine that knowledge is wholly or chiefly derived from pure reason.
b.
the belief that reason is the final principle of reality.

Origin:
1820–30; intellectual + -ism

intellectualist, noun
intellectualistic, adjective
intellectualistically, adverb
nonintellectualism, noun
overintellectualism, noun
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intellectualism (ˌɪntɪˈlɛktʃʊəˌlɪzəm)
 
n
1.  development and exercise of the intellect
2.  the placing of excessive value on the intellect, esp with disregard for the emotions
3.  philosophy
 a.  the doctrine that reason is the ultimate criterion of knowledge
 b.  the doctrine that deliberate action is consequent on a process of conscious or subconscious reasoning
 
intel'lectualist
 
n, —adj
 
intellectual'istic
 
adj
 
intellectual'istically
 
adv

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