harebrained

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hare +‎ brained

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harebrained (comparative more harebrained, superlative most harebrained)

  1. (of an idea or plan etc) Absurd, foolish or stupid.
    • 2008, Sarah McCarty, Promises Reveal, Penguin (→ISBN)
      “Now why do I get the feeling we're not talking about the harebrained plan you came up with?” “It wasn't harebrained.” “Did it have you going within twenty feet of a whorehouse at night, unchaperoned?” He knew darn well it did.
  2. (of a person) Frivolous and silly; featherbrained or scatterbrained.
    • 1722, Daniel Defoe, Moll Flanders, The Author's Preface:
      Her getting a parcel from a hare-brained wench at the coaches in St. John Street; her booty made at the fire, and again at Harwich, all give us excelle

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