adjective Date: 1621 1. a. poorly developed or carried out <
a half-baked idea
half-baked research
b. lacking adequate planning or forethought <
a half-baked scheme for getting rich
c. lacking in judgment, intelligence, or common sense 2. imperfectly baked ; underdone

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • half-baked — a. 1. Insufficiently or poorly planned or thought out; impractical or unrealistic; as, a half baked proposal; half baked ideas; of plans, theories, proposals, etc. [PJC] 2. Insufficiently cooked; of food. [PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • half-baked — adj informal a half baked idea, suggestion, plan etc has not been properly planned ▪ He s always coming out with these half baked ideas which will never work …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • half-baked — half′ baked′ adj. 1) insufficiently cooked 2) not completed; insufficiently planned or prepared: a half baked proposal[/ex] 3) lacking mature judgment or experience; unrealistic: half baked theorists[/ex] • Etymology: 1615–25 …   From formal English to slang

  • half-baked — [haf′bākt΄] adj. 1. only partly baked 2. not completely planned or thought out [a half baked scheme] 3. having or showing little intelligence and experience …   English World dictionary

  • half-baked — [ ,hæf beıkt ] adjective INFORMAL a half baked idea or plan is not practical because it has not been thought about carefully …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • half-baked — A half baked idea or scheme hasn t not been thought through or planned very well …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • half-baked — (adj.) 1620s as underdone; 1855 in sense of silly …   Etymology dictionary

  • half-baked — [adj] stupid; not thought through backward, batty*, birdbrained*, blockheaded*, boneheaded*, brainless, crazy, dumb, feebleminded, foolish, harebrained*, idiotic, ignorant, ill conceived, imbecilic, impractical, indiscreet, moronic, poorly… …   New thesaurus

  • half-baked — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ incompetently planned or considered …   English terms dictionary

  • Half Baked — Infobox Film name = Half Baked caption = Half Baked DVD cover director = Tamra Davis producer = Robert Simonds writer = Dave Chappelle Neal Brennan starring = Dave Chappelle Guillermo Díaz Jim Breuer Harland Williams Clarence Williams III Rachel… …   Wikipedia

  • Half Baked — Filmdaten Deutscher Titel Half Baked Produktionsland USA …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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