— intellectualist , n. — intellectualistic , adj. — intellectualistically , adv.
/in'tl ek"chooh euh liz'euhm/ , n.
1. devotion to intellectual pursuits.
2. the exercise of the intellect.
3. excessive emphasis on abstract or intellectual matters, esp. with a lack of proper consideration for emotions.
a. the doctrine that knowledge is wholly or chiefly derived from pure reason.
b. the belief that reason is the final principle of reality.
[ 1820-30; INTELLECTUAL + -ISM ]