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English definition of “highbrow”

highbrow

adjective     /ˈhaɪ.braʊ/ mainly disapproving
(of books , plays , etc.) involving serious and complicated or artistic ideas , or (of people ) interested in serious and complicated subjects → Compare lowbrow, middlebrow adjectiveArt and cultureIntelligencePerceptive highbrow     noun [C]
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