hare-brained

  • 1 hare-brained — adj a hare brained plan or idea is very silly or unlikely to succeed ▪ his latest hare brained scheme …

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  • 2 hare-brained — also harebrained, 1550s, from hare brain giddy or reckless person (1540s), probably from HARE (Cf. hare), on notion of flighty, skittish …

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  • 3 hare-brained — meaning ‘rash, wild’, is spelt hare , not hair …

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  • 4 hare-brained — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ rash; ill judged …

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  • 5 hare|brained — «HAIR BRAYND», adjective. giddy, heedless, or reckless: »a harebrained scheme …

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  • 6 hare-brained — also harebrained ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n (disapproval) You use hare brained to describe a scheme or theory which you consider to be very foolish and which you think is unlikely to be successful or true. This isn t the first hare brained scheme he s …

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  • 7 hare-brained — adjective 1) a hare brained scheme Syn: ill judged, rash, foolish, foolhardy, reckless, madcap, wild, silly, stupid, ridiculous, absurd, idiotic, asinine, imprudent, impracticable, unworkable, unrealistic …

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  • 8 hare-brained — adjective thoughtless or inconsiderate And so, putting her back on the shelf, I turned to the other great lady, The Duchess whom Lamb loved, hare brained, fantastical Margaret of Newcastle, her elder, but her contemporary …

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  • 9 hare-brained — adj. Hare brained is used with these nouns: ↑scheme …

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  • 10 hare-brained — adj Stupid or foolish. Whose hare brained idea was it to spike granny s lemonade? 1560s …

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  • 11 hare-brained — UK [ˈheə(r)ˌbreɪnd] / US [ˈherˌbreɪnd] adjective silly, or very unlikely to succeed I ve had enough of your hare brained schemes! …

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  • 12 hare-brained — a. Rash, reckless, headlong, heedless, careless, wild, unsteady, giddy, volatile, flighty, giddy brained, harum scarum …

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  • 13 hare-brained — Synonyms and related words: airy, asinine, brainless, crackpot, fanciful, flighty, foolhardy, foolish, frivolous, giddy, heedless, improvident, inane, madcap, mindless, rash, reckless, scatterbrained, silly, visionary, wild, witless …

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  • 14 hare-brained — adjective rash; ill judged …

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  • 15 hare-brained — [ˈheəˌbreɪnd] adj silly, or very unlikely to succeed …

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  • 16 hare-brained — adj foolish, stupid, silly, wild, daft, ill conceived, careless, rash, reckless, inane, giddy COLLOQ. half baked, crackpot, scatty, scatterbrained ≠ sensible …

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  • 17 hare·brained — …

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  • 18 The Hare-Brained Hypnotist — Infobox Hollywood cartoon cartoon name = The Hare Brained Hypnotist series = Merrie Melodies caption = Title Card for this cartoon director = I. Freleng story artist = Michael Maltese animator = Philip Monroe voice actor = Mel Blanc Arthur Q.… …

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  • 19 brained — brained; hare·brained·ness; …

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  • 20 hare — n. & v. n. 1 any of various mammals of the family Leporidae, esp. Lepus europaeus, like a large rabbit, with tawny fur, long ears, short tail, and hind legs longer than forelegs, inhabiting fields, hills, etc. 2 (in full electric hare) a dummy… …

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