over-intellectualize


over-intellectualize

verb (used with object), in·tel·lec·tu·al·ized, in·tel·lec·tu·al·iz·ing.

  1. to seek or consider the rational content or form of.
  2. to make intellectual.
  3. to analyze (something) intellectually or rationally.
  4. to ignore the emotional or psychological significance of (an action, feeling, dream, etc.) by an excessively intellectual or abstract explanation.

verb (used without object), in·tel·lec·tu·al·ized, in·tel·lec·tu·al·iz·ing.

  1. to talk or write intellectually; reason; philosophize: to intellectualize about world problems.

verb

  1. to make or become intellectual
  2. (tr) to treat or consider in an intellectual way; rationalize

v.1819, from intellectual + -ize. Related: Intellectualized; intellectualizing. v.

  1. To furnish a rational structure or meaning for.
  2. To engage in intellectualization.

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