- I(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)n. intellectual, egghead (sl.), longhair (inf.), brain (sl.). — adj. intellectual, intelligent, brainy, cultured. See knowledge.Ant., lowbrow.II(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)In.longhair, thinker, *egghead, scholar. ''The kind of person who looks at a sausage and thinks of Picasso.''—Alan Herbert. ''A person educated beyond his intelligence.''—Brander Mathews. see intellectualIIa.erudite, scholarly, intellectual, learned, cultivated, bookish, cultured.ANT.: lowbrow, unread, unculturedIII(Roget's Thesaurus II) adjective Informal. Appealing to or engaging the intellect: cerebral, intellectual, sophisticated, thoughtful. See THOUGHTS.
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highbrow — highbrowed highbrowedadj. highly cultured or educated; pertaining to highly educated people; as, highbrow events such as the ballet or opera. [informal] [WordNet 1.5] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
highbrow — [adj] intellectual bookish, brainy*, cerebral, cultivated, cultured, erudite, intellective, intelligent, learned, scholarly, studious, wise; concept 402 highbrow [n] intellectual, very smart person academic, academician, bluestocking, brain*,… … New thesaurus
highbrow — ☆ highbrow [hī′brou΄ ] n. a person having or affecting highly cultivated, intellectual tastes; intellectual adj. of or for a highbrow: Often a pejorative term … English World dictionary
highbrow — high brow n. a person of intellectual or erudite tastes; an intellectual. [WordNet 1.5] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
highbrow — (n.) person of superior intellect and taste, 1902, back formation from high browed (adj.), which is attested from 1891, from HIGH (Cf. high) (adj.) + BROW (Cf. brow) (Cf. also LOWBROW (Cf. lowbrow)) … Etymology dictionary
highbrow — ► ADJECTIVE often derogatory ▪ intellectual or rarefied in taste … English terms dictionary
Highbrow — Used colloquially as a noun or adjective, highbrow is synonymous with intellectual; as an adjective, it also means elite, and generally carries a connotation of high culture. The word draws its metonymy from the pseudoscience of phrenology, and… … Wikipedia
highbrow — [[t]ha͟ɪbraʊ[/t]] highbrows 1) ADJ GRADED If you say that a book or discussion is highbrow, you mean that it is intellectual, academic, and is often difficult to understand. ...highbrow classical music... He presents his own highbrow literary… … English dictionary
Highbrow — High|brow 〈[haıbraʊ] m. 6〉 1. 〈Zeitungsw.〉 Zeitung mit einem besonders guten Ruf, seriöse Tageszeitung 2. 〈umg.; meist abwertend〉 jmd., der sich für intellektuell od. kulturell besonders gebildet hält [<engl. high brow „hohe Augenbraue“ bzw.… … Universal-Lexikon
highbrow — high|brow [ˈhaıbrau] adj 1.) a highbrow book, film etc is very serious and may be difficult to understand 2.) someone who is highbrow is interested in serious or complicated ideas and subjects = ↑intellectual >highbrow n →↑lowbrow, ↑middlebrow … Dictionary of contemporary English
highbrow — adjective 1 a highbrow book, film etc is intended for very intelligent people who like serious subjects 2 someone who is highbrow is interested in serious or complicated ideas and subjects; intellectual highbrow noun (C) compare lowbrow … Longman dictionary of contemporary English