Recent Examples of brainy from the Web
After all, there are so many stories to tell, so much bad behavior on the part of these otherwise brainy women and their male contemporaries to revel in, and so many zingers to quote.
Frank Black’s lyrics were brainy and deranged, literate and surrealist, which made Kim — with her knowing daffiness, like indie rock’s Lucille Ball — an irresistible foil for a bandmate who was one of rock’s most enjoyably cantankerous geniuses.
But while the nerds, including Luke and his pals, the brainy McQuaid (Rio Mangini) and the dweeby Tyler (Quinn Liebling), are believable, the drama kids are, for some reason, portrayed as bullying creeps.
De-pantsed the brainy Pats, catching a touchdown pass on fourth down.
That would be Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, the final installment in the magical film series that starred Watson as brainy witch Hermione Granger and earned $169.2 million its opening weekend.
In the past, Sorkin has been accused of sexism for making his heroines brainy women who are emotional basket-cases.
Toggling between a retired New York lawyer and a Roth-like double for Krauss herself, this brainy and brave novel invokes Kafka to offer a brilliant interrogation of the will to power that’s baked into every narrative act.
Both are impeccably composed, thrillingly brainy talkathons that revel in public spaces as essential in the human quest for beauty, community and knowledge.
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First Known Use of brainy
airheaded, birdbrained, boneheaded, brain-dead, brainless, bubbleheaded, chuckleheaded, dense, dim, dim-witted, doltish, dopey (also dopy), dorky [slang], dull, dumb, dunderheaded, empty-headed, fatuous, half-witted, knuckleheaded, lamebrain (or lamebrained), lunkheaded, mindless, obtuse, opaque, pinheaded, senseless, simple, slow, slow-witted, soft, softheaded, stupid, thick, thickheaded, thick-witted, unintelligent, vacuous, weak-minded, witless;
absurd, asinine, balmy, cockeyed, crackpot, crazy, cuckoo, daffy, daft, dippy, dotty, fool, half-baked, harebrained, insane, kooky (also kookie), loony (also looney), lunatic, mad, nonsensical, nutty, preposterous, sappy, screwball, tomfool, wacky (also whacky), zany;
BRAINY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of brainy for English Language Learners
: very intelligent
BRAINY Defined for Kids
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