Etymology
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intelligent (adj.)

c. 1500, a back-formation from intelligence or else from Latin intelligentem (nominative intelligens), present participle of intelligere. Intelligent design, as a name for an alternative to atheistic cosmology and the theory of evolution, is from 1999. Related: Intelligently.

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Definitions of intelligent

intelligent (adj.)
endowed with the capacity to reason;
Synonyms: reasoning / thinking
intelligent (adj.)
having the capacity for thought and reason especially to a high degree;
an intelligent question
is there intelligent life in the universe?
intelligent (adj.)
possessing sound knowledge;
Synonyms: well-informed
intelligent (adj.)
exercising or showing good judgment;
an intelligent solution
Synonyms: healthy / levelheaded / level-headed / sound
From wordnet.princeton.edu