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See definition of highbrow on Dictionary.com
  • adj.intellectual
  • nounintellectual, very smart person

synonyms for highbrow

  • cerebral
  • scholarly
  • wise
  • bookish
  • brainy
  • cultivated
  • cultured
  • erudite
  • intellective
  • intelligent
  • learned
  • studious
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From demagogues like Tucker Carlson to highbrow thinkers like Notre Dame’s Patrick Deneen, the emerging right-wing line is that America’s core institutions have become captured by the left and must be seized if the country is to be saved.
THE INTELLECTUAL RIGHT’S WAR ON AMERICA’S INSTITUTIONSZACK BEAUCHAMPNOVEMBER 19, 2021VOX
Perelman is certainly a benevolent angel in that collision between lowbrow and highbrow.
S.J. PERELMAN WAS A MASTER OF COMEDY. NEARLY A CENTURY LATER, HIS WORK STILL DELIVERS LAUGHS.DONALD LIEBENSONAUGUST 25, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Ben Affleck was someone you were supposed to take seriously, someone whose work you were supposed to engage with sincerely, as highbrow art.
THE JENNIFER LOPEZ-BEN AFFLECK RECOUPLING IS THE GREATEST GOSSIP STORY WE’VE HAD IN YEARSCONSTANCE GRADYAUGUST 24, 2021VOX
It doesn’t really bother me that My Unorthodox Life isn’t as serious or highbrow as many of its predecessors in ultra-Orthodox entertainment.
NETFLIX’S MY UNORTHODOX LIFE IS MORE BRAVO DOCUSOAP THAN REAL-LIFE UNORTHODOXJUDY BERMANJULY 14, 2021TIME
For better or worse, we’re watching a genre step off its highbrow pedestal—one that supported it through the making of many classic and literally world-changing films, but also helped to limit its audience.
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"They recently let me join a highbrow mountain club; but when I start for the rocks I hesitate," Deering resumed.
NORTHWEST!HAROLD BINDLOSS
They reckon they're highbrow frontier cavalry and I guess the trooper won't allow a girl held him up.
NORTHWEST!HAROLD BINDLOSS
Weren't there to be any cakes and ale in New York simply because a highbrow happened to be mayor?
BY ADVICE OF COUNSELARTHUR TRAIN
She had met him at some highbrow affair—it was a reception or some such social maelstrom—and, yes, his name was Bowles!
BAT WING BOWLESDANE COOLIDGE
Well, symphony—more of the highbrow stuff, I guess you would say.
WARREN COMMISSION (8 OF 26): HEARINGS VOL. VIII (OF 15)THE PRESIDENT'S COMMISSION ON THE ASSASSINATION OF PRESIDENT KENNEDY
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WORDS RELATED TO HIGHBROW

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