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lowbrow

adjective uk   /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.
Translations of “lowbrow”
in Chinese (Traditional) (娛樂消遣)膚淺的,庸俗的…
in Chinese (Simplified) (娱乐消遣)肤浅的,庸俗的…
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