Synonyms of 'intelligence'
the ability to understand, learn, and think things out quicklyShe's a woman of exceptional intelligence.
Do the emotions develop in parallel with the intellect?
They have to have a basic understanding of computers.
an excellent training for the young mind
a conflict between emotion and reason
When he was younger he had a bit more sense.
the quest for scientific knowledge
smarts (slang, mainly US),
Publication of the information was a serious error in judgment.
The information is there for anyone with the wit to use it.
It did not require a great deal of perception to realise what he meant.
He was a man of considerable insight and diplomatic skills.
The situation was utterly beyond her comprehension.
Her brightness seemed quite intimidating to me.
He discovered an aptitude for working in accounts.
acumen, , ,
Her sharp business acumen meant she quickly rose to the top.
He congratulated himself on his cleverness.
their lack of discernment and acceptance of inferior quality
news or informationa senior officer involved in gathering intelligence
They refused to give us any information about her.
They still haven't had any news about the survivors.
There were no reports of casualties.
There is no word from the authorities on the reported attack.
Unions are requested to give seven days' notice of industrial action.
Most have now left the country on the advice of their governments.
data, , ,
The survey was based on data from 2,100 patients.
He was arrested after a tip-off to police by a member of the public.
We want you to give us the low-down on your team-mates.
We require written notification from the person who signed the booking form.
There's a strange rumour going around.
the collection of secret information, esp. for military purposesWhy was military intelligence so lacking?
Intelligence is characterised by a natural incomprehension of life – L'Évolution Créatrice]Intelligence in chains loses in lucidity what it gains in intensity – The Rebel]The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in the mind at the same time, and still retain the ability to function – The Crack-Up]Intelligence is quickness in seeing things as they are – The Life of Reason: Reason in Common Sense]Intelligence ... is really a kind of taste: taste in ideas – Notes on Camp]
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in the sense of acumen
the ability to make good decisionsHer sharp business acumen meant she quickly rose to the top.
in the sense of advice
formal notification of factsMost have now left the country on the advice of their governments.
in the sense of aptitude
natural tendency or abilityHe discovered an aptitude for working in accounts.
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