harebrained

or hair·brained

[ hair-breynd ]
/ ˈhɛərˌbreɪnd /

adjective

giddy; reckless.

Origin of harebrained

First recorded in 1545–55; hare + brained

Related forms

hare·brained·ly, adverbhare·brained·ness, noun

Can be confused

harebrained harelip
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British Dictionary definitions for harebrained

harebrained

hairbrained

/ (ˈhɛəˌbreɪnd) /

adjective

rash, foolish, or badly thought outharebrained schemes
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