hairbrained

[hair-breynd]
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adjective


Nearby words

  1. hair-raising,
  2. hair-shirt,
  3. hair-splitting,
  4. hair-trigger,
  5. hairball,
  6. hairbreadth,
  7. hairbrush,
  8. hairbrush cactus,
  9. haircloth,
  10. haircoloring

harebrained

or hair·brained

[hair-breynd]

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

hairbrained

adjective

a variant spelling of harebrained

harebrained

hairbrained

adjective

rash, foolish, or badly thought outharebrained schemes
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