hare-brained

And so, putting her back on the shelf, I turned to the other great lady, The Duchess whom Lamb loved, hare-brained, fantastical Margaret of Newcastle, her elder, but her contemporary.


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  • hare-brained — adj a hare brained plan or idea is very silly or unlikely to succeed ▪ his latest hare brained scheme …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • hare-brained — also harebrained, 1550s, from hare brain giddy or reckless person (1540s), probably from HARE (Cf. hare), on notion of flighty, skittish …   Etymology dictionary

  • hare-brained — meaning ‘rash, wild’, is spelt hare , not hair …   Modern English usage

  • hare-brained — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ rash; ill judged …   English terms dictionary

  • hare|brained — «HAIR BRAYND», adjective. giddy, heedless, or reckless: »a harebrained scheme …   Useful english dictionary

  • hare-brained — also harebrained ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n (disapproval) You use hare brained to describe a scheme or theory which you consider to be very foolish and which you think is unlikely to be successful or true. This isn t the first hare brained scheme he s …   English dictionary

  • hare-brained — adjective 1) a hare brained scheme Syn: ill judged, rash, foolish, foolhardy, reckless, madcap, wild, silly, stupid, ridiculous, absurd, idiotic, asinine, imprudent, impracticable, unworkable, unrealistic …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • hare-brained — adj. Hare brained is used with these nouns: ↑scheme …   Collocations dictionary

  • hare-brained — adj Stupid or foolish. Whose hare brained idea was it to spike granny s lemonade? 1560s …   Historical dictionary of American slang

  • hare-brained — UK [ˈheə(r)ˌbreɪnd] / US [ˈherˌbreɪnd] adjective silly, or very unlikely to succeed I ve had enough of your hare brained schemes! …   English dictionary

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