lowbrowed


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low·brow

 (lō′brou′)
n.
One having uncultivated tastes.
adj. also low·browed (-broud′)
Uncultivated; vulgar.

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Adj.1.lowbrowed - characteristic of a person who is not cultivated or does not have intellectual tasteslowbrowed - characteristic of a person who is not cultivated or does not have intellectual tastes; "lowbrow tastes"
nonintellectual - not intellectual
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Unlike their lowbrowed cousins, they occupy the cabin rather than the steerage of society.
Writing in his journal at the age of 19, attempting to argue the case in favor of slavery as a kind of thought-experiment (only months before, he had proclaimed in the same journal that "no ingenious sophistry can ever yet reconcile the unperverted mind to slavery"), he slipped into the required perspective rather too easily, relating that "I saw ten, twenty, a hundred large-lipped, lowbrowed black men in the streets who, except in the mere matter of language, did not exceed the sagacity of an elephant" (1960-82, 2.
There was an English thief, who had been there but a few days out of seven years: a villainous, lowbrowed, thin-lipped fellow, with a white face; who had as yet no relish for visitors, and who, but for the additional penalty, would have gladly stabbed me with a shoemaker's knife.