Definition of lowbrow in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈləʊbraʊ
often • derogatory


  • Not highly intellectual or cultured: lowbrow tabloids
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    • It is also true that more people will always be attracted to the passive, easy nature of lowbrow culture than those who will take the time to decipher high culture.
    • Conventional wisdom has it that kitsch - from the German language for ‘to throw together’ and implying popular or lowbrow taste - should be eschewed by the connoisseur, the lover of fine art.
    • This Christmas, remind the kids just how nice animation can be, with a cartoon genuine in its sentiment, free of pop culture references and lowbrow humor.
    mass-market, tabloid, pop, popular, intellectually undemanding, lightweight, easy to understand, accessible, unpretentious, simple, simplistic; downmarket, uncultured, unsophisticated, rubbishy, trashy, philistine, plebeian, cheap
    informal dumbed-down


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  • A lowbrow person.
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    • These long cerebral articles are not read by the lowbrows.
    • I can't write in a whole lot of different styles, trying to please the highbrows one time and the lowbrows the next.
    • I do not feel safe knowing that lowbrows have their fingers on nuclear bomb triggers.

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