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highbrow

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishhighbrowhigh‧brow /ˈhaɪbraʊ/ adjective 🔊 🔊 1 INTELLIGENTa highbrow book, film etc is very serious and may be difficult to understand2 INTELLIGENTsomeone who is highbrow is interested in serious or complicated ideas and subjects syn intellectualhighbrow noun [countable] lowbrow, middlebrow
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highbrowThe usual metropolitan and highbrow bias can be discerned.But seriously, you say, how highbrow can tequila really get?He picked up a book that was lying on the floor. It was something highbrow - Kafka, I think.The highbrow national monthly published his musings in the spring.Readers of tabloid newspapers are less interested in politics and less likely to tune into highbrow news programmes.
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