lowbrow lowbrow

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a person who is uninterested in intellectual pursuits
  2. (adj) characteristic of a person who is not cultivated or does not have intellectual tastes

Usage(s):

  1. The highbrow and the lowbrow, once kept chastely separate, are now hooking up, which is why we have great, funky, unclassifiable writers like Margaret Atwood, Neal Stephenson .
  2. Others are lowbrow, like ABC's The Will (relatives battle for an inheritance), FOX's Married by America (viewers vote to help pair up a bride and groom) and NBC's Around the .
  3. His brand of lowbrow comedieswhich mix dizzying verbal wordplay, banana-peel pratfalls and kung fu (think the Marx Brothers with jump kicks)are wildly popular with Asian .

News

  1. ‘Urban Decay’ takes over Lorton’s Workhouse

    Street-smart graffiti, wildly imaginative vinyl toys, comic book-, tattoo-, sci fi-, punk- and hip hop-inspired paintings and sculptures — lowbrow art is getting highbrow treatment at the Workhouse Arts Center in Lorton. And it isn’t the first time.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: The Fairfax County Times

  2. Much Ado About Nothing Doesn't Dazzle

    While it's doubtful Much Ado will be the standout production of the ISF season, it is a good primer for the next time you decide to have a verbal battle of the wits. by Deanna Darr Much Ado About Nothing is one of Shakespeare's most beloved comedies, combining accessible language, romantic entanglements, high- and lowbrow humor and a little drama into a sweet Shakespearean confection. And while ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Boise Weekly

Quotes

  1. "He is both cerebral and straight-ahead lowbrow in the same sense, and he's really got a great take on American culture," Toffler said. "For us it's similar to the first year we had Chris Rock and Arsenio Hall. They were kind of about to bust...
    on Sep 4, 2008 By: Alvin Toffler Source: FOXNews

  2. "That Middle American sensibility is less a geographical description than a point of view," Wright said. "It's an audience that rejects elitism. They like programming that's accessible but not lowbrow. They know how to buy a ticket to New...
    on Mar 31, 2008 By: Michael Wright Source: Los Angeles Times

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