lowbrow

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj lowbrow characteristic of a person who is not cultivated or does not have intellectual tastes "lowbrow tastes"
    • n lowbrow a person who is uninterested in intellectual pursuits
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Usage

In literature:

You see, highbrows and lowbrows are all alike below the collar bone.
"By Advice of Counsel" by Arthur Train
The lamps were kept in a little lowbrowed room off the stone kitchen.
"The Moon Rock" by Arthur J. Rees
He is lowbrowed, swarthy, ill kept, and wears rings in his ears.
"Our Vanishing Wild Life" by William T. Hornaday
When I came to I found myself in that room, with one lowbrow on guard.
"Bert Wilson on the Gridiron" by J. W. Duffield
Highbrows, lowbrows, all men love it.
"Why Marry?" by Jesse Lynch Williams
The days of the lowbrow commentator were disappearing.
"The Boy Grew Older" by Heywood Broun
The shops were dark and lowbrowed; of ornament there was not a scrap.
"Lancashire" by Leo H. (Leo Hartley) Grindon
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In news:

Lowbrow comedy 'Your Highness ' is a spoof on period dramas but elicits few laughs.
'Upstairs Downstairs' originally was turned down by 'Masterpiece Theatre' for being too lowbrow .
Low (and lowbrow ) stakes poker.
Dumb and Dumber' a Smart Comedy With Lowbrow Laughs.
Holiday events from high arts to lowbrow.
It wears its lowbrow intentions a mite too proudly.
Imus Stepped on a Tripwire But oh the lowbrow we love.
America does reward the lowbrow, doesn't it.
Lowbrow artists get playful at the Workhouse Arts Center.
Lowbrow, but often lovely By Michael O'Sullivan Friday, June 15, 2012.
Lowbrow art is like junk food.
Something that appeals to popular or lowbrow taste and is often of poor quality.
A tacky or lowbrow quality or condition.
They were tense, decidedly lowbrow pleasures.
The lowbrow route attacked health care reform as a draconian cut in health care benefits, wantonly slashing costs and denying care to the elderly.
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