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Definition of "highbrow" []

  • Of, relating to, or being highly cultured or intellectual: They only attend highbrow events such as the ballet or the opera. (adjective)
  • One who possesses or affects a high degree of culture or learning. (noun)

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 "highbrow" in a sentence
  • "But you know the highbrow is a fanatic, just as the lowbrow."
  • "This “Opinion piece” was nothing more than an exercise in highbrow name calling."
  • "But this same small locale is also deeply interesting in highbrow ways."