A thinker is just what it sounds like — a person who does a lot of thinking. If you're a thinker, it may take you a while to make an important decision.

You can use the noun thinker when you talk about a smart, scholarly person who's known for being an intellectual, or to describe someone who contemplates every choice at great length. Serious students are thinkers, and so are little kids who mull things over carefully, such as deciding which kind of doughnut to choose. Perhaps the most famous thinker is Auguste Rodin's bronze statue "The Thinker," which shows a man sitting, chin in hand, deep in thought.

Definitions of thinker

n someone who exercises the mind (usually in an effort to reach a decision)

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brain-worker, brainworker
someone whose profession involves using his head to solve problems
a person who creates classifications
divergent thinker
a thinker who moves away from the problem as stated and often has novel ideas and solutions
a thinker who considers carefully and thoroughly
muller, muser, ponderer, ruminator
a reflective thinker characterized by quiet contemplation
arranger, organiser, organizer
a person who brings order and organization to an enterprise
philosophiser, philosophizer
someone who considers situations from a philosophical point of view
convergent thinker, problem solver, solver
a thinker who focuses on the problem as stated and tries to synthesize information and knowledge to achieve a solution
ratiocinator, reasoner
someone who reasons logically
rocket scientist
a clever thinker
someone who makes conjectures without knowing the facts
someone who looks for analogies or who reasons by analogy
casuist, sophist
someone whose reasoning is subtle and often specious
someone whose task is to see that work goes harmoniously
orderer, systematiser, systematist, systematizer, systemiser, systemizer
an organizer who puts things in order
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intellect, intellectual
a person who uses the mind creatively

n an important intellectual

creative thinker, mind
Type of:
intellect, intellectual
a person who uses the mind creatively

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