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Intellectuals are those who:

- Enjoy art and literature nobody else cares about, and think they are superior to everyone else because of it
- Believe education should serve some undefined "higher purpose" than preparing people for the real world
- Claim that language is a beautiful art form rather than a means of communication
- Love to argue that capitalism is evil despite having no understanding of basic economics
- Dream of living anywhere but where they actually do live; usually a far less affluent society
- Believe that our own society is degrading or becoming a cultural wasteland, because people would rather watch TV than go see a play written in the 1600's
- Are the most fiery supporters of evolution, yet dislike people who pursue their evolutionary desires
- Convince themselves to hate parties and sports to cover up their lack of social/athletic ability
- Can't stand the idea of leaving their tiny bubble that is academia
- Believe that anyone who enjoys sports must be a mindless jock with the IQ of a gorilla
- Love to advertise how much they "think for themselves," yet somehow always agree with each other on everything

Not to be confused with the word "intelligent"
The philosophy ph.D takes great pride in being an intellectual.
by mesnj January 26, 2011
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Word that people who have no good looks associate themselves with in order to have some self-worth.
A person who brags about being an intellectual truly lacks self-esteem.
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Someone who only believes things which are counter-intuitive.
"The man on the street knows this is common sense, but not the intellectual"

"Something so stupid only an intellectual would believe it"

-Lindybeige
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Used to describe rap or hip hop music containing and excessive amount words and phrases, to the point where the meaning of the verse becomes difficult to understand or appreciate.
That guy has flow, but some of his stuff is way too intellectual - I can hardly make sense of all the words.
by andrew May 08, 2006
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Someone who plays minecraft instead of fortnite
John:Fortnites iz betew

Intellectual:no
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Someone who things they are a true genius but still don't use their "genius intellect" to find a realistic way to stop pollution
Intellectual: Hey, I just found out that my IQ is 160! I think I can be the next Albert Einstein!
Someone: Oh yeah? Then find a way to stop the use of his greatest mistake!
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