Intellect and Wit


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Intellect noun – The ability to learn and understand or to deal with problems.
Usage example: a child of great intellect as well as artistic talent

Wit is a synonym for intellect in ability topic. In some cases you can use "Wit" instead a noun "Intellect", when it comes to topics like mind, intelligence. popular alternative
Nearby Words: intelligent, intelligence, intellectual, intellection, intellectuality
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Wit noun – Exceptional discernment and judgment especially in practical matters.
Usage example: lacked the wit to see that the war was unwinnable

Intellect is a synonym for wit in ability topic. You can use "Intellect" instead a noun "Wit", if it concerns topics such as mental condition, mind, reason, intelligence. popular alternative
Nearby Words: witty, witling
Synonyms for Wit

How words are described

keen keen intellect keen wit
high high intellect high wit
pure pure intellect pure wit
sheer sheer intellect sheer wit
Other adjectives: sharp, great, superior, enormous, remarkable, famous, necessary, incredible, awesome, razor-sharp.

Both words in one sentence

  • Genius Ditz Intelligence is similar, though more closely relates to wit, raw intellect, and technical and scientific ability.
    Source: Genius Ditz
  • Fountain of Youth Prior to that, Shirley said that she would impress the duck with her "keen wit and intellect".
  • Kavorka Man Tyrion Lannister from Game of Thrones could be considered this, being a dwarf — something even more discriminated against in Westeros than real life — however, this is offset by his wealth, family prestige, and most importantly, his wit and intellect.
    Source: Kavorka Man
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