Definition of brainy in English:

brainy

adjective

  • Having or showing intelligence.

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

brainy

/ˈbrānē/