- the mental faculties.
- things pertaining to the intellect.
- intellectual property,
Origin of intellectual
Examples from the Web for unintellectual
Mrs. Jones's husband was a common, unintellectual sort of person, who retailed groceries for a living.The Von Toodleburgs|F. Colburn Adams
Ah,” said an old woman, with an unintellectual style of countenance, “now there will be plenty of work for poor men.Life in the Red Brigade|R.M. Ballantyne
The parents were not unintellectual persons, but, again, much the reverse.The Life of Florence Nightingale vol. 1 of 2|Edward Tyas Cook
His face was like a parroquet's, with small, beady eyes full of an unintellectual sharpness.A Spirit in Prison|Robert Hichens
Some were conservative, or backward, or unintellectual compared with others.A History of Freedom of Thought|John Bagnell Bury
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.)