Definition of intellectualism noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˌɪntəˈlektʃuəlɪzəm//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌɪntəˈlektʃuəlɪzəm//
[uncountable](usually disapproving)
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the use of your ability to think in a logical way and understand things rather than of your emotions He rejected the cold intellectualism he perceived in French cinema.