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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
References in classic literature ?
Any one of those mammoth low-brows at the door could eat him, armour and all.
Sofia Coppola skewers society's mindless infatuation with low-brow culture.
Novel approach While the British players were indulging in low-brow humour, Germany's Martin Kaymer opted for a more intellectual pursuit, using the break to finish the novel The Eighth Life by Nino Haratischwili.
Sofia Coppola cannily captures the pratfalls of society's mindless infatuation with low-brow culture.
is slice of low-brow popcorn fodder was only held o- the US box oce's top spot last month by Clint Eastwood's American Sniper.
Get past the controversy and what we have here is a very clever political satire disguised as a low-brow bromance.
A belated sequel to the Farrelly brothers' 1994 comedy hit, with Carrey and Daniels gamely going for low-brow laughs as loveable idiots Harry and Lloyd.
Trolls: try defining THAT social media term as you frame the Act, Chris: rude, nasty, low-brows breathing Special Brew fumes with every right since Magna Carta to be rude, nasty and low-brow (it's called freedom of speech).
Now here's a chance to improve that highbrow education with low-brow word substitutions limited only by our imaginations--or our vocabularies
ARRIVING with the depressing regularity of a summer cold, a recurring verruca or a final tax demand is Adam Sandler's latest low-brow flick, released as a comedy.
Low-brow, candy floss entertainment the TV show might have been but a glance at the careers of Ron Howard, Henry Winkler and Scott Baio after they left Happy Days reveals the chemistry that lasted a decade.
He lives and lets live, and he endures high-brows, if not gladly, with patience; whereas a bad low-brow is one who would like all books and plays to be potted and translated into American; who can only tell anecdotes that you have heard before, and which are unrefined without being witty, and repeat limericks that were made up long ago at the Shanghai Bar, and these he quotes wrongly, spoiling the rhythm.