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Chinese (Simplified) translation of “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
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highbrow     noun [C]
(Definition of highbrow adjective from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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