Definition of highbrow in English:

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highbrow

Pronunciation: /ˈhīˌbrou/

adjective

often derogatory
Scholarly or rarefied in taste: innovatory art had a small, mostly highbrow following
More example sentences
  • He has inexpensive tastes, even if he likes highbrow culture, and has the common touch.
  • So, if you thought ‘Ulysses’ was only for highbrow academics, come along and be prepared to be pleasantly surprised!
  • Now a series of reports questioning his ability to deliver highbrow culture into the establishment may have damaged his reputation.
Synonyms

noun

A highbrow person.
Example sentences
  • In the 1999 series ‘Resolutions,’ Chicago continues to address the audience she has created of mainly middle- and working-class women, an audience easily dismissed by both highbrows and lowbrows.
Synonyms

Words that rhyme with highbrow

eyebrow

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Syllabification: high·brow

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