harebrained
adjective Date: 1534 1. foolish 1 2. absurd, ridiculous

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Harebrained — Hare brained (h[^a]r br[=a]nd ), a. Wild; giddy; volatile; heedless. A mad hare brained fellow. North (Plutarch). [Written also {hairbrained}.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • harebrained — index impolitic, precipitate, thoughtless, unpolitic Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • harebrained — [adj] stupid, unthinking absurd, asinine, barmy, bizarre, careless, changeable, crazy, dizzy*, empty headed*, featherbrained*, flighty, foolish, frivolous, giddy, half baked*, heedless, inane, irresponsible, loony*, mindless, preposterous, rash,… …   New thesaurus

  • harebrained — [her′brānd΄] adj. having or showing little sense; reckless, flighty, giddy, rash, etc …   English World dictionary

  • harebrained — {adj.} Thoughtless; foolish. * /Most of the harebrained things Ed does may be attributable to his youth and lack of experience./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • harebrained — {adj.} Thoughtless; foolish. * /Most of the harebrained things Ed does may be attributable to his youth and lack of experience./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • harebrained — hare|brained [ her,breınd ] adjective silly or very unlikely to succeed: I ve had enough of your harebrained ideas! …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • harebrained — adj thoughtless; foolish. Most of the harebrained things Ed does may be attributable to his youth and lack of experience …   Словарь американских идиом

  • harebrained — adjective a harebrained person, plan etc is very silly and unlikely to succeed: wasting public money on hairbrained schemes …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • harebrained — adjective very foolish harebrained ideas took insane risks behind the wheel a completely mad scheme to build a bridge between two mountains • Syn: ↑insane, ↑mad • Similar to: ↑foolish …   Useful english dictionary

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