Crack-brained
crackbrained crackbrained, Crack-brained Crack"-brained`(-br[=a]nd`), a. Having an impaired intellect; whimsical; extremely foolish; crazy; as, crackbrained notions. --Pope.

Syn: idiotic. [1913 Webster + WordNet 1.5 +PJC]


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  • crackbrained — crackbrained, Crack brained Crack brained ( br[=a]nd ), a. Having an impaired intellect; whimsical; extremely foolish; crazy; as, crackbrained notions. Pope. Syn: idiotic. [1913 Webster + WordNet 1.5 +PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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