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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 highly sophisticated intellectual and cultural interests and tastes (often used disparagingly).
He enjoyed Shakespeare and daytime soaps equally, so he could not be called a highbrow.My brother being such a highbrow, I knew he wouldn't appreciate my comic book collection.
antonyms:
lowbrow
 
part of speech: adjective
definition: of, concerning, or of interest to a highbrow.
He doesn't consider movie themes to be highbrow music.My taste in art is not particularly highbrow.
antonyms:
lowbrow, popular
similar words:
arty
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derivations: highbrowed (adj.), highbrowism (n.)