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A person who merely appears to be smart.
Randy always wants to talk about Plato. It seems like he doesn't know much about anything else (or Plato for that matter). He's such a quasi-intellectual.
by tree pipit September 08, 2010
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A person who is sort of intelligent- literal word meaning.

Could be easily confused with pseudo- intellectual or intelligence, which is someone who acts like they know a lot when actually they know very little or nothing at all . Much like tree pipers definition for quasi intellectual. A pseudo intellectual could very likely be quasi intelligent.
Ex. brian is great at thinking deep and has some great ideas but he can't defend his arguements if people get into the details (facts, science, other logic, etc). Brian is a quasi- intellectual.
by Bigzerka July 07, 2017
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