IV. WORDS RELATING TO THE INTELLECTUAL FACULTIES; FORMATION OF IDEAS

I. OPERATIONS OF INTELLECT IN GENERAL

Intellect.

[Antonyms: absence of intellect.]

[Nouns] intellect, mind, understanding, reason, thinking principle; rationality; cogitative faculties, cognitive faculties, discursive faculties, reasoning faculties, intellectual faculties; faculties, senses, consciousness, observation, percipience, intelligence, intellection, intuition, association of ideas, instinct, conception, judgment, wits, parts, capacity, intellectuality, genius; brains, cognitive powers, intellectual powers; wit [more]; ability (skill) [more]; wisdom [more]; Vernunft, Verstand.

soul, spirit, ghost, inner man, heart, breast, bosom, penetralia mentis, divina particula aurae, heart's core; the Absolute, psyche, subliminal consciousness, supreme principle.

organ of thought, seat of thought; sensorium, sensory, brain; head, headpiece; pate, noddle, skull, scull, pericranium, cerebrum, cranium, brainpan, sconce, upper story.

[Science of mind] metaphysics; psychics, psychology; ideology; mental philosophy, moral philosophy; philosophy of the mind; pneumatology, phrenology; craniology, cranioscopy.

ideality, idealism; transcendentalism, spiritualism; immateriality [more]; universal concept, universal conception.

metaphysician, psychologist

[Verbs] note, notice, mark; take notice of, take cognizance of be aware of, be conscious of; realize; appreciate; ruminate (think) [more]; fancy (imagine) [more].

[Adjectives] [Relating to intellect] intellectual, mental, rational, subjective, metaphysical, nooscopic, spiritual; ghostly; psychical, psychological; cerebral; animastic; brainy; hyperphysical, superphysical; subconscious, subliminal.

immaterial [more]; endowed with reason.

[Adverbs] in petto.

[Phrases] ens rationis; frons est animi janua [Cicero]; locos y ni�os dicen la verdad; mens sola loco non exulat [Ovid]; "my mind is my kingdom" [Campbell]; "stern men with empires in their brains" [Lowell]; "the mind, the music breathing from her face" [Byron]; "thou living ray of intellectual Fire" [Falconer].

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