Definition of brainy in English:

brainy

Syllabification: brain·y
Pronunciation: /ˈbrānē
 
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adjective (brainier, brainiest)

Having or showing intelligence: a brainy, high-powered lawyer
More example sentences
  • Trapped, not by a zoo collector but by his own brainy brilliance, he has set himself up in a huge restless menagerie where he is in constant danger of cracking under the strain.
  • It may be too bright, too brainy for popular consumption, but I think they're looking at at it very seriously now.
  • It was brilliant and brainy without being esoteric.
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Derivatives

brainily

adverb
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  • It will not prepare moviegoers in any way for the depths of lunacy this brainily stupid movie plumbs.
  • She reaches deep with delicate and knowing fingers to tug the filament of a brainily targeted emotion.
  • But even the funniest of these brainily ludicrous jokes sputter halfheartedly.

braininess

noun
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  • All this camouflages, to some degree, his eclectic braininess: Before pursuing geography, he earned degrees in religious studies (with a minor in musical composition) and art.
  • Without substantial characters or the faintest hint of realism underpinning the proceedings, the film comes off a bit like wish fulfillment for people whose braininess and ambition made them uncool as teenagers.
  • For all its braininess, it's actually fun to listen to.

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