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"lowbrow" in British English

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lowbrowadjective

uk   /ˈləʊ.braʊ/  us   /ˈloʊ.braʊ/ 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 ​actionmovieonce in a while.
(Definition of lowbrow from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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lowbrowadjective

 us   /ˈloʊˌbrɑʊ/ disapproving
(of ​literature, ​art, ​music, ​movies, or ​plays) not ​serious and ​intended for ​people who do not ​know much about these ​forms of ​art, or (of ​people) not ​intelligent and not ​knowing a lot about such things: lowbrow ​tastes lowbrow readers
(Definition of lowbrow from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “lowbrow”
in Chinese (Simplified) (娱乐消遣)肤浅的,庸俗的…
in Chinese (Traditional) (娛樂消遣)膚淺的,庸俗的…
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