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high·brow

 (hī′brou′)
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.
n.
One who possesses or affects a high degree of culture or learning.

high′brow′ism n.

highbrow

(ˈhaɪˌbraʊ)
n
a person of scholarly and erudite tastes
adj
appealing to highbrows: highbrow literature.

high•brow

(ˈhaɪˌbraʊ)

n.
1. a person who has or affects superior intellectual or cultural interests and tastes.
adj.
2. Also, high′browed`. of, pertaining to, or characteristic of a highbrow.
[1895–1900]
high′brow`ism, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.highbrow - a person of intellectual or erudite tastes
intellectual, intellect - a person who uses the mind creatively
Adj.1.highbrow - 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"

highbrow

(Often disparaging)
adjective
noun
1. intellectual, scholar, egghead (informal), brain (informal), mastermind, Brahmin (U.S.), aesthete, savant, brainbox (slang) the sniggers of the highbrows
intellectual illiterate, moron, philistine, imbecile (informal), idiot, ignoramus, lowbrow
Quotations
"A highbrow is a kind of person who looks at a sausage and thinks of Picasso" [A.P. Herbert The Highbrow]

highbrow

adjective
Informal. Appealing to or engaging the intellect:
Translations

highbrow

[ˈhaɪbraʊ]
A. Nintelectual mf, persona f culta (pej) → intelectualoide mf
B. ADJ [book, play, film] → para intelectuales

highbrow

[ˈhaɪbraʊ]
adj [film, programme] → intellectuel(le), plutôt cérébral(e)
nintellectuel(le) m/f, cérébral(e) m/fhigh chair highchair [ˈhaɪtʃɛər] nchaise f haute, chaise f d'enfanthigh-class adj [ˌhaɪˈklɑːs]
[shop, neighbourhood, hotel] → chic, de grand standing; [prostitute] → de luxe
[performance] → de grande classe; [service] → de grande classe
a high-class player → un(e) joueur/euse de grande classe
It's the hallmark of a high-class player → C'est la marque d'un joueur de grande classe.high command nhaut commandement mHigh Commission nHaut Commissariat mHigh Commissioner n
(= ambassador) [Commonwealth country] → Haut Commissaire mf
(= head of international commission) → Haut Commissaire mfHigh Court nHaute cour f
the High Court → la Haute courhigh definition
modif [video, camera] → haute définition; [broadcast] → haute définitionhigh definition television ntélévision f haute définitionhigh-density [ˌhaɪˈdɛnsɪti] modif
[housing] → à forte densité
(COMPUTING) [disk] → haute densité invhigh-density disk n (COMPUTING)disquette f (à) haute densitéhigh-end [ˌhaɪˈɛnd] modif [product] → haut de gamme

highbrow

[ˈhaɪˌbraʊ] n & adjintellettualoide (m/f)
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