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lowbrow

1. adjective Unrefined, uncultured, or unintellectual, as in style, content, or quality; coarse or vulgar. I used to look down on people who watched lowbrow movies and TV shows in their spare time, but as I've gotten older I've started to see the appeal in it. The premise is clever enough, but it's so overladen with lowbrow humor that I could never really enjoy it fully.
2. noun A person with such tastes or opinions. I thought the crass jokes were appalling, but all the lowbrows in the audience obviously thought they were hilarious. You wonder how anyone could enjoy such drivel, until you remember the sheer number of lowbrows there are in this country.

lowbrow

(ˈlobrɑʊ)
1. n. a nonintellectual person; an anti-intellectual person. Some lowbrow came in and made a stink about not being able to find any Gene Autry records.
2. mod. nonintellectual; anti-intellectual. I like my lowbrow music and my lowbrow friends!
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He quite properly bases his survey of literature on as wide a foundation as possible inc luding 'low brow' writings.
Though Fiedler did interpret popular novels and movies (Marjorie Morningstar was made into a big Hollywood film starring Natalie Wood) and television shows (Gunsmoke and Wyatt Earp) as derived from the great American myths, he nevertheless used the terms "low brow," "middle brow" and "high brow," with a marked admiration of the "high brow," in a way that would today, when such distinctions are seen to be a form of rigid class system, be considered incorrect.
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However, given that the actor is primarily notorious for starring in the Harry Potter movie franchise - the source books of which were entirely formulaic, derivative, complete with one dimensional characters and written by an unqualified waitress - perhaps Sharon Hodgson's constituents should consider whether to continue supporting an MP whose reading and movie interests are so low brow.
IT almost beggars belief that snotty executives at the BBC are muttering about how Kirsty Young - who's just landed the plum Desert island Discs job - is "too low brow" for the Corporation.
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Sick of low brow humour, toilet jokes and puerile sexism?
It will be very low brow, no books will be featured.