thinker

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
  1. noun
    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
    classifier
    a person who creates classifications
    divergent thinker
    a thinker who moves away from the problem as stated and often has novel ideas and solutions
    excogitator
    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
    speculator
    someone who makes conjectures without knowing the facts
    analogist
    someone who looks for analogies or who reasons by analogy
    casuist, sophist
    someone whose reasoning is subtle and often specious
    coordinator
    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
  2. noun
    an important intellectual
    synonyms: creative thinker, mind
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    type of:
    intellect, intellectual
    a person who uses the mind creatively
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