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Definition of "brainy" []

  • Informal Intelligent; smart. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "brainy" in a sentence
  • "Remy Bumppo Theatre Company, which specializes in brainy, challenging scripts, is doing a real service to the republic of letters by producing "Night and Day," the most obscure of Tom Stoppard's major plays."
  • "I've noted before how the printed page tends to flatter the screamy rather than the brainy companions, and Peri, though nominally brainy, is in fact screamy."
  • "Ms. Steele, with her slim face and eager smile, has been described as "brainy.""