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intelligent; clever; intellectual.
Contemporary Examples

John Friend Anusara Scandal: Inside the Wiccan ‘Sex’ Coven Lizzie Crocker April 15, 2012
Andrew Bird’s ‘Break It Yourself’ Is a Tale of Survival Adam Auriemma April 4, 2012
This Week’s Hot Reads: May 23, 2012 Nicholas Mancusi, Malcolm Jones, Lucas Wittmann May 22, 2012
China’s Jackie Kennedy: Gu Kailai and the Bo Xilai’s Scandal Melinda Liu April 11, 2012
The Coen Brothers Talk True Grit Nicole LaPorte December 18, 2010

Historical Examples

The Pretty Lady Arnold E. Bennett
Changing Winds St. John G. Ervine
Roast Beef, Medium Edna Ferber
Tea-Table Talk Jerome K. Jerome
Indian Heroes and Great Chieftains [AKA Ohiyesa], Charles A. Eastman

adjective brainier, brainiest
(informal) clever; intelligent


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  • Brainish

    headstrong; impetuous.

  • Brainless

    mentally weak; foolish; witless; stupid. Historical Examples The Iliad of Homer Homer Punch or the London Charivari, Vol. 104, May 27, 1893 Various Captain Calamity Rolf Bennett Punchinello, Vol. 1, No. 2, April 9, 1870 Various The Collected Works of Ambrose Bierce, Volume 8 Ambrose Bierce The Monster Men Edgar Rice Burroughs The Disentanglers Andrew […]

  • Brainpan

    the skull or cranium. Historical Examples You Should Worry Says John Henry George V. Hobart The Weird of the Wentworths, Vol. 1 Johannes Scotus noun (informal) the skull

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