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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(30) Lawrence Levine explains that the terms 'High' and 'Low' art were derived from the phrenological terms 'highbrowed' and 'lowbrowed', prominently featured in the nineteenth-century practice of determining racial types and intelligence by measuring cranial shapes and capacities', Lawrence Levine, Highbrow/Lowbrow: The Emergence of Cultural Hierarchy in America (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1988), 221-222.
This process served to "distinguish 'highbrowed' Anglo Saxons from the new 'lowbrowed' immigrants, whose popular entertainments were said to corrupt morals and thus were to be shunned." (3)
Unlike their lowbrowed cousins, they occupy the cabin rather than the steerage of society.