highbrowism


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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.

highbrowism

(ˈhaɪˌbraʊɪzəm)
n
the condition of being highbrow
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