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harebrained

[hair-breynd] /ˈhɛərˌbreɪnd/
adjective
1.
giddy; reckless.
Also, hairbrained.
Origin
1545-1555
1545-55; hare + brained
Related forms
harebrainedly, adverb
harebrainedness, noun
Can be confused
harebrained, harelip.
Synonyms
rattlebrained, scatterbrained, half-baked, dimwitted.
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British Dictionary definitions for harebrained

harebrained

/ˈhɛəˌbreɪnd/
adjective
1.
rash, foolish, or badly thought out: harebrained schemes
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