scatterbrained
adjective Date: 1747 having the characteristics of a scatterbrain

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  • scatterbrained — index fatuous, thoughtless Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • scatterbrained — [adj] not thinking clearly birdbrained*, careless, dizzy, empty headed*, featherbrained*, flighty, forgetful, frivolous, giddy, harebrained*, illogical, inattentive, irrational, irresponsible, madcap, silly, slaphappy*, stupid, thoughtless;… …   New thesaurus

  • scatterbrained — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ disorganized and lacking in concentration …   English terms dictionary

  • scatterbrained — [[t]skæ̱tə(r)breɪnd[/t]] also scatter brained ADJ GRADED If you describe someone as scatterbrained, you mean that they often forget things and are unable to organize their thoughts properly. Syn: forgetful …   English dictionary

  • scatterbrained — adjective my scatterbrained kids left their jackets on the bus Syn: absentminded, forgetful, disorganized; dreamy, with one s head in the clouds, with a mind/memory like a sieve, featherbrained, birdbrained, giddy; informal dizzy, dippy, ditzy,… …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • scatterbrained — See scatterbrain. * * * …   Universalium

  • scatterbrained — adjective a) Having the qualities of a scatterbrain. b) absent minded, forgetful, distractable. See Also: haywire …   Wiktionary

  • scatterbrained — Synonyms and related words: adrift, afloat, alternating, amorphous, blank, brainless, capricious, changeable, changeful, dazed, desultory, deviable, dippy, dizzy, dopey, eccentric, empty, empty headed, empty minded, empty pated, empty skulled,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • scatterbrained — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. absentminded, flighty, harebrained, daft, dizzy (inf.), daffy (inf.), barmy (Brit. sl.). See folly.Ant., organized, levelheaded. II (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. silly, giddy, irrational; see illogical …   English dictionary for students

  • scatterbrained — scat|ter|brained [ˈskætəbreınd US tər ] adj informal not thinking in a practical way, so that you cannot do things or you forget or lose things >scatterbrain n …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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