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’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘I went for brainy, and proceeded to become much worse at various sports (not helped by the aforementioned asthma problem).’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘As brainy as you are, Mr. Levitt, I expected better from you than this.’
    • ‘Here is an authentic young woman at last - bold, bubbly and brainy.’
    • ‘Owning lots of books says we are brainy in this house.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘It may be too bright, too brainy for popular consumption, but I think they're looking at at it very seriously now.’
    • ‘It was brilliant and brainy without being esoteric.’
    • ‘One headline described her as blonde, brainy and ready to rumble.’
    • ‘If you're usually the dumb cowboy, be the brainy city guy for once.’
    • ‘He was brainy, he attended all extra-curricular activities that involved intelligence and he wore his hair gelled.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘In fact, women who are beautiful and brainy often try to play down their intelligence.’
    • ‘We were broken into 7 classes, one of which was us brainy kids.’
    • ‘As a general rule, the more prestigious the private school, the more aggressively brainy the kids.’
    • ‘It's tactical and brainy (unlike aquaerobics), and that means clever people do it.’
    • ‘I was one of those brainy kids who read too much and understood even less.’
    • ‘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.’
    clever, intelligent, bright, brilliant, gifted
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Pronunciation

brainy

/ˈbreɪni/