harebrained

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adjective hare·brained \ˈher-ˈbrānd\

Examples of harebrained in a Sentence

  1. the movie follows the harebrained antics of a pair of stoners who seem incapable of growing up

  2. a harebrained idea to go for a hike in an area where grizzly bear attacks had recently been reported

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First Known Use of harebrained

1534


HAREBRAINED Defined for English Language Learners

harebrained

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Definition of harebrained for English Language Learners

  • : very silly or foolish


HAREBRAINED Defined for Kids

harebrained

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adjective hare·brained \ˈher-ˈbrānd\

Definition of harebrained for Students

  1. :  foolish a harebrained plan



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