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Scholarly or rarefied in taste.‘innovatory art had a small, mostly highbrow following’
intellectual, scholarly, bookish, cultured, cultivated, academic, educated, studious, serious, donnish, bluestocking, well read, widely read, well informed, sophisticated, erudite, learnedbrainy, eggheadlettered, clerklyView synonyms
- ‘Although the ballet may not receive great acclaim from highbrow ballet lovers, it has had 6,000 performances overseas and organizers are confident Chinese audiences will respond warmly.’
- ‘Now a series of reports questioning his ability to deliver highbrow culture into the establishment may have damaged his reputation.’
- ‘I think that artists and the cultural sector can often seem unnecessarily highbrow.’
- ‘This year, the ceremony was broadcast live on arts channel BBC4, a channel so highbrow it has about six viewers.’
- ‘The content, however, seems less highbrow than one might have feared.’
- ‘Woke up this morning to a very highbrow debate on Radio National between George Monbiot, Christopher Hitchens and Lewis Lapham on the death of the Left.’
- ‘Philippe Garrel is also one of those figures: a director with fanatic followers in the most highbrow circles of film criticism.’
- ‘Their literature sections are supposedly quite highbrow, but they still have lots of popular stuff.’
- ‘But I'd have to say the blogosphere and Internet has given City Journal, a pretty highbrow magazine overflowing with thoughtful, long essays, a lot more readers.’
- ‘There are lots of people trying to dumb down, trying to make highbrow stuff more real, more visceral.’
- ‘He has inexpensive tastes, even if he likes highbrow culture, and has the common touch.’
- ‘People who think that he should make the International Festival more populist, as opposed to highbrow, have clearly missed the point.’
- ‘I was going to say that it is not the type of book that I would normally have much time for, because it is published by Bloomsbury, and their stuff is usually a bit highbrow for me.’
- ‘In the decades that followed, it developed as a popular alternative to a highbrow arts festival: a jamboree of artistic experiment and innovation.’
- ‘It certainly isn't that we are particularly highbrow - I love intellectual stuff, but also Friends, chick lit and most films with Meg Ryan in.’
- ‘I hate this attitude that classical music or the arts have to be highbrow.’
- ‘With all due respect the Yeats Summer School is a bit highbrow, appeals only to the few, and is generally regarded as a tourist attraction.’
- ‘That's obviously too highbrow a concept for them to comprehend.’
- ‘This sort of evening is not for highbrow music lovers, but for people who enjoy listening to ‘normal’ Christmas carols.’
- ‘So, if you thought ‘Ulysses’ was only for highbrow academics, come along and be prepared to be pleasantly surprised!’
A highbrow person.
intellectual, scholar, academic, bluestocking, bookish person, man of letters, woman of letters, don, thinker, pedantegghead, brain, bookwormbrainbox, boffinbrainiac, rocket scientist, brahminView synonyms
- ‘In the 1999 series ‘Resolutions,’ Chicago continues to address the audience she has created of mainly middle- and working-class women, an audience easily dismissed by both highbrows and lowbrows.’
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