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highbrow

high·brow

highbrow

 
 
pronunciation:
haI braU
parts of speech:
noun, adjective
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part of speech: noun
definition: one who has or pretends to have high intellectual and cultural interests and tastes (often used disparagingly).
He enjoyed Shakespeare and daytime soaps equally, so he could not be called a highbrow.
antonyms:
lowbrow
 
part of speech: adjective
definition: of, concerning, or of interest to a highbrow.
highbrow music
antonyms:
lowbrow, popular
similar words:
arty
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derivations: highbrowed (adj.), highbrowism (n.)