A highbrow is someone who is very educated and cultured. They might have a high income, but they don't necessarily enjoy the same things as people who are not highbrow.

  • She is a highbrow, which is why she doesn't like to go to the movies.

  • He is a highbrow, which is why he doesn't like to eat junk food.

Definition of highbrow


highly cultured or educated




a person of intellectual or erudite tastes

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Example Sentences for highbrow

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    The paper is considered to be highbrow.

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    The highbrow is likely to be superficial, overtrained, supersensitive.

  • 3

    It is distinctively biblical, fairly highbrow and culturally aware.

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    He wrote for every American instead of highbrow Americans.

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    Highbrow appeared in Ratchet's flashbacks, working on the top secret.

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    I decided I wasn't highbrow enough for that store.

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    Dry humor is often confused with highbrow or egghead humor.

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    What could be more American than humbling the highbrow

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    Evidently we're attracting a more highbrow class of disruption these days.

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    The channel has a focus on culture and arts and offers highbrow programming.