Definition of brainy in English:

brainy

adjective

  • Having or showing intelligence.

    ‘a brainy discussion’
    ‘I was one of those brainy kids who read too much’
    • ‘And, of course, he's not just for grown-up brainy types either.’
    • ‘The old plot was that you could be entrepreneurial and brilliant and brainy and win.’
    • ‘It was brilliant and brainy without being esoteric.’
    • ‘The brainy guys had their say, and while I didn't agree with everything they said, it was still cool that they were discussing and endorsing some of the ideas in the book.’
    • ‘He was brainy, he attended all extra-curricular activities that involved intelligence and he wore his hair gelled.’
    • ‘As brainy as you are, Mr. Levitt, I expected better from you than this.’
    • ‘The dancing is ace, but if psychoanalysis isn't your bowl of chutney, bring along a brainy friend to guide you through those pesky talky bits.’
    • ‘If you're usually the dumb cowboy, be the brainy city guy for once.’
    • ‘If you remember 20 years ago, it was the norm that the pupils that couldn't keep up were put at the back of the class and the brainy ones were put to the front.’
    • ‘I went for brainy, and proceeded to become much worse at various sports (not helped by the aforementioned asthma problem).’
    • ‘Owning lots of books says we are brainy in this house.’
    • ‘Trapped, not by a zoo collector but by his own brainy brilliance, he has set himself up in a huge restless menagerie where he is in constant danger of cracking under the strain.’
    • ‘I was one of those brainy kids who read too much and understood even less.’
    • ‘In fact, women who are beautiful and brainy often try to play down their intelligence.’
    • ‘It may be too bright, too brainy for popular consumption, but I think they're looking at at it very seriously now.’
    • ‘Here is an authentic young woman at last - bold, bubbly and brainy.’
    • ‘It's tactical and brainy (unlike aquaerobics), and that means clever people do it.’
    • ‘As a general rule, the more prestigious the private school, the more aggressively brainy the kids.’
    • ‘One headline described her as blonde, brainy and ready to rumble.’
    • ‘We were broken into 7 classes, one of which was us brainy kids.’
    clever, intelligent, bright, brilliant, gifted
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Pronunciation

brainy

/ˈbreɪni/