adjective, brain·i·er, brain·i·est.Informal.
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OTHER WORDS FROM brainybrain·i·ly, adverbbrain·i·ness, noun
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Example sentences from the Web for brainy
During his anti-society soapbox rants Allie can come across as a raving loon of the most dangerous sort, yet in this rendering he’s also charming and brainy enough to suggest why Margot didn’t just grab the kids and run years ago.
As Marie, Zendaya is saddled with the tedious role of the brainy knockout who’s also “difficult”—yet men can’t resist her!Zendaya Dazzles in the Otherwise Dull Malcolm & Marie|Stephanie Zacharek|February 5, 2021|Time
Like entire neural networks, these cables were capable of performing complex logical calculations, suggesting our brain cells are far brainier than we previously thought—something AI can learn from.2020 in Neuroscience, Longevity, and AI—and What’s to Come|Shelly Fan|December 22, 2020|Singularity Hub
After still one more failed engagement, Day married Esther Milnes, a brainy heiress who was utterly enchanted with his ideas.
They posted sensationalistic stories online, with headlines like “Brainy Ex-Model Suing Google.”Busting a Cyberstalker: How Carla Franklin Fought Back—and Triumphed|Abigail Pesta|October 12, 2012|DAILY BEAST
This will rightfully be marketed as a thriller, but it belongs among the brainy examples of the genre, like those by Robert Stone.
“I was the Hermione,” she said, referring to the brainy Harry Potter character.John Friend Anusara Scandal: Inside the Wiccan ‘Sex’ Coven|Lizzie Crocker|April 16, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Beautiful, brainy, and bossy—on the surface, Gu Kailai was a new breed of Politburo wife.China’s Jackie Kennedy: Gu Kailai and the Bo Xilai’s Scandal|Melinda Liu|April 12, 2012|DAILY BEAST
We've been waiting for you; you're all that's lacking—the brainy guy to sit behind the scenes and manage the thing.Children of the Whirlwind|Leroy Scott
They were brave, brainy, patriotic men, not disturbed by the abuse heaped upon them.
I remember that my brainy partner is counting khaki trousers in the Army clothing department.The Title|Arnold Bennett
His face was awfully white; not that brainy pallor that was familiar—something else!
Strong brainy men give themselves wholly to the task, and spend hundreds of thousands of dollars within a few months.Quiet Talks with World Winners|S. D. Gordon