highbrow

英 ['haɪbraʊ] 美 ['haɪbraʊ]
  • adj. 不切实际的;自炫博学的;知识分子的
  • n. 卖弄知识的人;知识分子
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highbrow 艺术修养高的

high,高,brow,眉毛。来自古代面相学,认为长高眉毛的人天生有艺术修养或艺术口味,虽然科学证明这一说法毫无根据,但是这个词却流传了下来。比较诗句“高帝子孙尽隆准,龙种自与常人殊”。

highbrow (n.)
"person of superior intellect and taste," 1902, back-formation from high-browed (adj.), which is attested from 1891, from high (adj.) + brow (see also lowbrow).
1. He presents his own highbrow literary programme.
他介绍了自己那个专业性很强的文学项目的情况。

来自柯林斯例句

2. Highbrow critics sniff that the programme was "too sophisticated" to appeal to most viewers.
品位高雅的批评家们轻蔑地表示,该节目“太深奥”,对多数观众没有吸引力。

来自柯林斯例句

3. The professor was a highbrow from the local college.
那位教授是当地大学里一位文化修养很高的人。

来自辞典例句

4. We had a highbrow discussion on classical music.
我们就古典音乐来了一次高水平的讨论.

来自辞典例句

5. What appeals to me in the highbrow papers are the books and film reviews.
在第一流的报纸内对我颇有吸引力的是书刊评论和影评.

来自辞典例句

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