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hairbrained

[ hair-breynd ]
/ ˈhɛərˌbreɪnd /
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adjective

harebrained.

Nearby words

hair-raising, hair-shirt, hair-splitting, hair-trigger, hairball, hairbrained, hairbreadth, hairbrush, hairbrush cactus, haircloth, haircoloring

Definition for hairbrained (2 of 2)

harebrained

or hair·brained

[ hair-breynd ]
/ ˈhɛərˌbreɪnd /

adjective

giddy; reckless.

Origin of harebrained

First recorded in 1545–55; hare + brained
SYNONYMS FOR harebrained
Related formshare·brained·ly, adverbhare·brained·ness, noun
Can be confusedharebrained harelip
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British Dictionary definitions for hairbrained (1 of 2)

hairbrained

/ (ˈhɛəˌbreɪnd) /

adjective

a variant spelling of harebrained

British Dictionary definitions for hairbrained (2 of 2)

harebrained

hairbrained

/ (ˈhɛəˌbreɪnd) /

adjective

rash, foolish, or badly thought outharebrained schemes
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