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English definition of “lowbrow”

lowbrow

adjective     /ˈləʊ.braʊ/ US  /ˈloʊ-/ mainly disapproving
(of entertainment) not complicated or demanding much intelligence to be understood: He regards the sort of books I read as very lowbrow. I like a lowbrow action movie once in a while. → Compare highbrow, middlebrow adjectiveArt and culture
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