Definition of Highbrow

1. Noun. A person of intellectual or erudite tastes.

Generic synonyms: Intellect, Intellectual



2. Adjective. Highly cultured or educated. "A highbrowed literary critic"
Exact synonyms: Highbrowed
Language type: Colloquialism
Similar to: Intellectual

Definition of Highbrow

1. Adjective. (US colloquial) Intellectually stimulating, highly cultured. ¹

2. Noun. A cultured or learned person or thing. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Highbrow

1. a person who has superior tastes [n -S]

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Literary usage of Highbrow

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1. America's Coming-of-age by Van Wyck Brooks (1915)
"highbrow, " AND " LOWBROW " At the time when he was trying to release humanity from the cross of gold on which, as he said, it was crucified, the Apostle of ..."

2. Writing of Today: Models of Journalistic Prose by John William Cunliffe, Gerhard Richard Lomer (1922)
"... that the perpetual conscious- much evil, opening the gap between en- a fault of this book, as of all books on brow' by the 'highbrow' has worked ness of ..."

3. Essays and Literary Studies by Stephen Leacock (1916)
"To such a mind the word "highbrow" sweeps a wide and comprehensive area with the red ... All foreign literature, and all references to it are "highbrow. ..."

4. The Social Welfare Forum: Official Proceedings ... Annual Forum by National Conference on Social Welfare, American Social Science Association, Conference of Charities (U.S., Conference of Charities (U.S.), National Conference of Social Work (U.S. (1920)
"In that case it is even possible that the highbrow does not fully understand it himself. In most instances, however, failure to comprehend is due to the ..."

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