Examples of harebrained in a Sentence
the movie follows the harebrained antics of a pair of stoners who seem incapable of growing up
a harebrained idea to go for a hike in an area where grizzly bear attacks had recently been reported
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Leanne elicits the help of her high school boyfriend (Skeet Ulrich) and his onetime prison buddy (Craig Robinson) on a harebrained abduction scheme.
To be sure, proposing to use an adversary’s lines of communication seems to be a harebrained idea indicative of blundering naivete and hubris, but accounts differ on who suggested it, and the plan seems to never have been enacted anyway.
Jewell was a long-haired West Coast type in the staid confines of New Jersey and his employers saw his VCSEL project as too harebrained to waste equipment time on.
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First Known Use of harebrained
Synonymsbirdbrained, ditzy (or ditsy), dizzy, featherbrained, flighty, frivolous, frothy, futile, goofy, giddy, light-headed, light-minded, puerile, scatterbrained, silly, yeasty
Antonymsearnest, serious, serious-minded, sober, unfrivolous
Related Wordsfatuous, foolish, inane, nonsensical, thoughtless, witless; crazy, daffy, daft, fruity; exuberant, flippant, fluttery, giggly, happy, light, lighthearted, playful; sappy, shallow, superficial
Near Antonymsgrave, melancholy, somber (or sombre), thoughtful; dignified, heavy, no-nonsense, sedate, severe, solemn, staid
HAREBRAINED Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of harebrained for English Language Learners
: very silly or foolish
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