I am having a confusion about expressing something like, a guy is intelligent and he thinks better and his thinking power is far better from anyone. I naturally wanted to express it like, "He is a high thought guy" and having confusion at the same time.

So I am asking for help. Is that sentence correct grammatically? If not, what would be the replacement then? Thanks in advance.

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    You can't say that, but what is wrong with "he is intelligent".
    – James K
    Nov 21, 2020 at 8:51
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    The problem is not so much with grammar as with vocabulary, Googling 'high thought' brings up a lot of references to people's thoughts when high on drugs! You could say "He is a man of great thinking power" (don't use 'guy' except in an informal context). Nov 21, 2020 at 9:21
  • @KateBunting Thank you.
    – naasif
    Nov 21, 2020 at 10:59
  • @JamesK Thank you.
    – naasif
    Nov 21, 2020 at 10:59
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    It sounds like he is someone who thinks highly of himself, and that is not usually said kindly. Nov 21, 2020 at 15:29

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Sadly that isn't an idiomatic expression, not for what you are trying to say at least.

You might consider:

  • he is a deep-thinker
  • he is a deep-thinking guy
  • he is deeply intelligent
  • he is a deeply intelligent guy
  • he is highly intelligent
  • he is a highly intelligent guy
  • Thank you so much.
    – naasif
    Nov 21, 2020 at 10:58

"He is a high thought guy"

This is non-standard in two ways.

  1. In purely grammatical terms, you would be more like to say "He is a high-thinking guy."

  2. However "high-thinking", although grammatical, is not idiomatic in English. You could say, "He is a highly intellectual guy.", "He is a highly intelligent guy."

  • Do you think, "he is a deep-thinking guy" would be idiomatic?
    – naasif
    Nov 21, 2020 at 11:01
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    It's okay but unusual. Native speakers would probably say, "He's a deep thinker" as suggested by @Astralbee. Given that you have already used "he", you don't need to say that he is a guy. Nov 21, 2020 at 11:29
  • Thank you so much!
    – naasif
    Nov 22, 2020 at 12:20

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