featherbrained feath"er*brained, feather-brained feath"er-brained, a. Giddy; frivolous; lacking seriousness; given to frivolity; feather-headed. [Colloq.]

Syn: airheaded, dizzy, empty-headed, giddy, lightheaded, light-headed, silly. [1913 Webster + WordNet 1.5]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • feather-brained — Som eone who s feather brained is silly, empty headed and not serious …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • feather-brained — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ silly or absent minded …   English terms dictionary

  • feather-brained — feathˈer brained (also feathˈer headed) adjective • • • Main Entry: ↑feather * * * feather brained UK [ˈfeðə(r) ˌbreɪnd] US [ˈfeðər ˌbreɪnd] adjective informal very silly Thesaurus …   Useful english dictionary

  • feather-brained — feath|er brained [ feðər ,breınd ] adjective INFORMAL very silly …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • feather-brained — adjective Foolish or scatterbrained …   Wiktionary

  • feather-brained — UK [ˈfeðə(r) ˌbreɪnd] / US [ˈfeðər ˌbreɪnd] adjective informal very silly …   English dictionary

  • Feather-head — Feath er head , n. A frivolous or feather brained person. [Colloq.] H. James. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • -brained — [[t] breɪnd[/t]] COMB in ADJ GRADED (disapproval) You can combine brained with nouns to form adjectives which describe the quality of someone s mind when you consider that person to be rather stupid. → See also hare brained ...our refined but… …   English dictionary

  • feather-brain — noun a feather brained or stupid person (especially a woman) …   Wiktionary

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