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A specific variety of intellectual; one whose intellectual pursuits (often the reading of modern philosophers) has left them cynical, overly serious, and had a negative impact on their ability to have fun and socialize.

Most emo-lectuals (believing that they "get life" better than others) openly look down on people that are less intelligent or not as well versed in their particular field of interest (ie a particular art-style or said modern philosopher), making it difficult even for other intellectuals to enjoy their company and vice versa.
Intellectual: "What's that you're reading?"
Emo-lectual: "The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand, have you read it?"
Intellectual: "No I'm not familiar with it"
Emo-lectual rolls his eyes with a melodramatic sigh and goes back to reading his book, deliberately ignoring Intellectual.
by Danielle L'O March 03, 2008
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A specific variety of intellectual; one whose intellectual pursuits (often the reading of modern philosophers) has left them cynical, overly serious, and had a negative impact on their ability to have fun and socialize.

Most emo-lectuals (believing that they "get life" better than others) openly look down on people that are less intelligent or not as well versed in their particular field of interest (ie a particular art-style or said modern philosopher), making it difficult even for other intellectuals to enjoy their company and vice versa.
Intellectual: "What's that you're reading?"
Emo-lectual: "The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand, have you read it?"
Intellectual: "No I'm not familiar with it"
Emo-lectual rolls his eyes with a melodramatic sigh and goes back to reading his book, deliberately ignoring Intellectual.
by Danielle L'O March 02, 2008

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