American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Informal Intelligent; smart.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having a good brain; intelligent; sharp-witted; quick of comprehension.
- adj. informal Very intellectually capable.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. colloq. Having an active or vigorous mind.
- adj. highly intelligent.
- adj. having or marked by unusual and impressive intelligence
“Remy Bumppo Theatre Company, which specializes in brainy, challenging scripts, is doing a real service to the republic of letters by producing "Night and Day," the most obscure of Tom Stoppard's major plays.”
“I've noted before how the printed page tends to flatter the screamy rather than the brainy companions, and Peri, though nominally brainy, is in fact screamy.”
“Ms. Steele, with her slim face and eager smile, has been described as "brainy.”
“(Or to be defined as brainy at all, for that matter.)”
“Or to be defined as brainy at all, for that matter.”
“In her years with the New York City Ballet, Verdy was known as a brainy, musical and wonderfully expressive dancer; here she puts all those skills to work as a writer.”
“They're not exactly known as brainy guys or even as using their heads.”
“Schooled in crime by Arnold Rothstein, he was known as a brainy tough guy.”
“Washington: Three Indian-Americans students have made it to the top 10 in what has been described as the brainy version of American Idol, introducing America's next top scientist.”
“There's a certain element of the electorate which does not like the idea of brainy, well-educated, supremely qualified people in high office.”
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