intelligentsia intelligentsia  /ɪn ˌtɛ lə ˈdʒɛntsi ə/

Definition(s):

  • (n) an educated and intellectual elite

Usage(s):

  1. Trial and sentence together marked a victory for Kremlin advocates of a harder line toward the intelligentsia.
  2. Trial and sentence together marked a victory for Kremlin advocates of a harder line toward the intelligentsia.
  3. The intelligentsia! The term is one that Russians most love to argue over.

News

  • A New Downtown Coffee Bar Upholds the Bean's Italian Traditions—and Creates a Few New Ones

    Iced espresso with mint and lime (far left); iced coffee with ginger, apple, and star anise (top); On the Rocks (center); caffè freddo (right); Shakerato (bottom). Now that iced-coffee season has commenced, the bean cognoscenti have sought relief in all the usual places—especially the spiffy new outposts of cult roasters like Stumptown, Intelligentsia, and Blue Bottle. But one of the best new ...
    on June 10, 2013     Source: New York Magazine

Quotes

  1. "The Somali liberation fighters are not involved in any way in this kind of operation and I'm condemning it in the strongest words," Hassan Dahir Aweys told AFP. "This was the work of enemies who want to destroy Somali intelligentsia and...
    on Dec 4, 2009 By: Sheik Hassan Dahir Aweys Source: Sydney Morning Herald

  2. As George Orwell wrote about a previous generation's blind spot: "One has to belong to the intelligentsia to believe things like that: no ordinary man could be such a fool."
    on Mar 22, 2004 By: George Orwell Source: guardian.co.uk

  3. "We need a broad based comprehensive dialogue at the level of intelligentsia, media, non-governmental professionals and the worlds of culture and arts," Singh said.
    on Jan 14, 2008 By: Manmohan Singh Source: Xinhua

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