Definition of lowbrow in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈləʊbraʊ/
often derogatory


Not highly intellectual or cultured: lowbrow tabloids
More example sentences
  • 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


A lowbrow person.
Example sentences
  • 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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