Examples of highbrow in a Sentence
guests at her elegant dinner parties are a mix of the city's highbrows and captains of industry
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The flamboyant curl screamed to be recognized as highbrow but lacked the finesse to pull it off.
For some, the slime obsession is a little less...highbrow.
To be sure, most political commentary at highbrow publications offers a more nuanced portrait than this.
Once a year, when the highbrows at the Film Society are on summer vacation (or, more likely, previewing titles for the New York Film Festival), gorehounds take over the Walter Reade Theater.
Bravo was once a cable network that would broadcast highbrow plays and independent films.
For starters, there's celebrity chef Marcus Samuelsson's eponymously-named on-site restaurant, which opened in May 2015, where the ethos is happily familiar: Dishes are at once highbrow and flavorful, but without the fuss.
My tastes in wine (like my tastes in everything else) are a hard-to-describe mix of the homespun and the highbrow.
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First Known Use of highbrow
Synonymsdouble-dome, egghead, geek, intellectual, intellectualist, longhair, nerd
Antonymsanti-intellectual, lowbrow, philistine
Related Wordsblue, bluestocking; Brahmin, mandarin, sage; intellectualizer, pseud [British]; brain, genius, intellect, thinker, whiz, wizard
Near Antonymsblockhead, dolt, dope, dumbbell, dummy, dunce, fathead, half-wit, imbecile, moron, nitwit, pinhead, simpleton
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