- giddy; reckless.
Origin of harebrained
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rattlebrained, scatterbrained, half-baked, dimwitted.
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Examples from the Web for hairbrained
This holiday excursion of a hairbrained youth was as transient as a border-foray on a large scale.Renaissance in Italy, Volume 1 (of 7)
John Addington Symonds
And the first and fundamental cause of your failure is, I think, your hairbrained, unquenchable youth.
Like his hairbrained, unquenchable youth, bright with folly, the sunsets and vanity lay in the past.
A thousand things may happen if you carry out this hairbrained scheme of yours.To Win the Love He Sought
E. Phillips Oppenheim
You have even called me hairbrained, and perhaps you were right; but you know that I can be very serious when I wish.A Comedy of Marriage and Other Tales
Guy De Maupassant
- a variant spelling of harebrained
- rash, foolish, or badly thought outharebrained schemes
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