someone who exercises the mind (usually in an effort to reach a decision)
an important intellectual
- She's an independent thinker.
- He's an independent thinker.
- He is as great a thinker as ever lived.
- "The Thinker" is a well-known Rodin sculpture.
- Between you and me, he's a shallow thinker.
- Freud's insights into human behavior led to him being honored as a profound thinker.
- He's no original thinker, but simply imitates what others have already said and done.