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adj. also high·browed (-broud′)
Of, relating to, or being highly cultured or intellectual: They only attend highbrow events such as the ballet or the opera.
One who possesses or affects a high degree of culture or learning.

high′brow′ism n.
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Adj.1.highbrowed - highly cultured or educated; "highbrow events such as the ballet or opera"; "a highbrowed literary critic"
colloquialism - a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech
intellectual - appealing to or using the intellect; "satire is an intellectual weapon"; "intellectual workers engaged in creative literary or artistic or scientific labor"; "has tremendous intellectual sympathy for oppressed people"; "coldly intellectual"; "sort of the intellectual type"; "intellectual literature"
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The otherwise civil and highbrowed nature of the society and its members seem to be at stake, as the opposition lead by Colonel Kardar is running on the campaign slogans of 'no to corruption' and 'respect to members'.
I guess, such political constellations explain, why, despite the diatribes against Modeschmuck, jewellery continues to be seen as mere adornment, while evoking the typical highbrowed rejection from "serious" people in responses like: "I don't care much about jewellery or appearances, because I am preoccupied with more adult concerns.