highbrow vs highbrowed what difference

what is difference between highbrow and highbrowed

English

Etymology

A compound of the words high +‎ brow, first recorded usage in 1875. Referring to the (by that time discredited) science of phrenology, which suggested that a person of intelligence and sophistication would possess a higher brow-line than someone of lesser intelligence and sophistication.

Adjective

highbrow

  1. (sometimes derogatory) Intellectually stimulating, highly cultured, sophisticated.
    Antonym: lowbrow
    Coordinate term: middlebrow

Translations

Noun

highbrow (plural highbrows)

  1. (sometimes derogatory) A cultured or learned person or thing.
    Synonyms: intellectual, scholar
    Antonym: lowbrow
    Coordinate term: middlebrow

Translations

Further reading

  • “highbrow”, in Lexico, Dictionary.com; Oxford University Press, 2019–present.
  • highbrow on Wikipedia.Wikipedia
  • ESC, 2003. Re:highbrow, middlebrow, lowbrow, The Phrase finder.
  • Robert Hendrickson, 1997. Encyclopedia of Word and Phrase Origins (New York: Facts on File)


English

Adjective

highbrowed (comparative more highbrowed, superlative most highbrowed)

  1. (of a person) highbrow; intellectual and cultured

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