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low·brow

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

lowbrow

(ˈləʊˌbraʊ)
n
a person who has uncultivated or nonintellectual tastes
adj
of or characteristic of such a person
ˈlowˌbrowism n

low•brow

(ˈloʊˌbraʊ)
n.
1. a person with little interest in intellect or culture.
adj.
2. characteristic of a lowbrow.
[1905–10]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lowbrow - a person who is uninterested in intellectual pursuitslowbrow - a person who is uninterested in intellectual pursuits
pleb, plebeian - one of the common people
Adj.1.lowbrow - characteristic of a person who is not cultivated or does not have intellectual tasteslowbrow - characteristic of a person who is not cultivated or does not have intellectual tastes; "lowbrow tastes"
nonintellectual - not intellectual

lowbrow

Translations

lowbrow

[ˈləʊbraʊ]
A. ADJpoco culto
B. Npersona f nada intelectual, persona f de poca cultura

lowbrow

[ˈləʊbraʊ] adjsans prétentions intellectuelleslow-budget [ˌləʊˈbʌdʒɪt] adj [film, project] → à petit budgetlow-cal [ˌləʊˈkæl] adjbasses calories invlow-calorie [ˌləʊˈkæləri] adjbasses calories invlow-cost [ˌləʊˈkɒst] adj [airline, flight, housing] → bon marché invlow-cut [ˌləʊˈkʌt] adj [dress] → décolleté(e)low-down lowdown [ˈləʊdaʊn]
n
to give sb the low-down → mettre qn au courant
He gave me the low-down → Il m'a mis au courant.
to give sb the low-down on sth → mettre qn au courant de qch
adj (= despicable) → mesquin(e)

lowbrow

[ˈləʊˌbraʊ]
1. adj (pej) (person) → poco colto/a; (interests, entertainment) → senza pretese intellettuali
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